Over the course of 18 months, Associated Press journalists located men held in cages, tracked ships and stalked refrigerated trucks to expose the abusive practices of the fishing industry in Southeast Asia.
Photos by Hkun Lat Opium is a scourge to many of Myanmar’s poor communities ravaged by drug addiction, but to the farmers who grow it, it is a living.
Photos by Gemunu Amarasinghe As a bell rings, novice Buddhist monks and nuns in their saffron and pink robes, and other children in crisp white shirts, file barefoot up the stairs to line up for their morning assembly at the Bahan Thone Htat monastic school in Yangon.
Brang Shawng had never written a letter to the president before, never even dreamed of it. But he’d heard that his country was changing, and that the military junta in Myanmar had given way to a civilian government.
Photos by Gemunu Amarasinghe A group of strongly built young men gather early in the morning in the suburbs of Yangon to work on their fighting skills.
Photos by Gemunu Amarasinghe All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death.
Photos by Binsar Bakkara More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh came ashore in different parts of Southeast Asia on Friday, becoming the latest migrants to slip into countries that have made it clear they are not welcome.
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: A young shepherd boy carries a lamb on his back in Kashmir, a cargo ship plies up the Mississippi River towards New Orleans in Louisiana, and Buddhist nuns gather as they visit Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar.
“World View: Daily Life Around the World,” a visual exploration of daily life imagery from around the globe. From bustling Chinese cities, to ice caves in Minnesota, to the rural farms of northern India, these stunning images depict the world beyond the familiar and remind us of the global community to which we belong. WhetherContinue reading “Worldview: Myanmar Daily Life”