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Yangon

by NATHALIE JOHNSTON

An art party in the making? 

The intersection of Bo Soon Pat and Anawratha streets in downtown Yangon. Photo by Christopher Ian Smith.


Myanmar celebrated its coming-out party this year. The lifting of both censorship and sanctions facilitated the beginning of global investment; arguably the most powerful human-rights figure alive today was released from house arrest and elected to parliament; and the attention of the world’s media was drawn to the complexities of Myanmar’s social strata, divided as they are by religion, language and wealth. Despite years of isolation, the country’s

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