Photo Gallery: A Sudden Turnaround in Burma
12/01/2011
A Buddhist monk stands in front of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Burma: Until...
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A Buddhist monk stands in front of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Burma: Until recently, the country only made headlines with its bloody crackdowns against protesting Buddhist monks and the rigorous containment of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.