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Monastery power cut - Bago (Burma)
Description: For those who ? neither Gods nor cronies ? depend on the good will of the public lighting system, most nights are spent in darkness. Not that Burma lacks electricity, but the Junta exports most of it to neighboring countries. While China and India are powered with Burmese watts, Yangon experiences regular blackouts, some lasting more than seven days. When electricity runs out, it is not only the bulbs that refuse to work. The water stops flowing as well. To drink, cook or take a meager shower, there is no choice but to go several times a day to the well of the nearest monastery.
Keywords: Burma, Myanmar, Yangon, Bago, Rangoon, Cocoon, blackout, monastery, power, cut, electricity, portrait, monk, child, boy, Burmese
Date: 10.05.2010 17:05
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Added by: Brice Richard

Copyright Notice: Brice Richard 2009
Keywords: Asia, Burma, ethnocultural, June 19, monk, Myanmar, Rangoon, Southeast asia
City: Rangoon
Country: Burma


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