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Archive for May, 2010

Picture of the Week #39

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The famous “neck ring” wearing Padaung tribe women of Burma.  Long necks are considered attractive in their culture.

Tourists pay to pose with her and take photographs – it almost felt like a zoo.  On the flip side, she was there to pose with tourists and get paid for it. What else is she supposed to do to earn a living?  Her people are fighting the Burmese government for their own autonomous region.  As a result, many are displaced and have become refugees in their own country (like the Kashmiri Pandits) and in neighbouring Thailand.

Picture of the Week #38

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Bhagwa atop Mt. Kamalgad!  Jai Maharashtra!

Picture of the Week #37

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A simple transport in a not-so-simple world.  [Mumbai, India]