Paying homage on the 68th Martyrs’ Day in Yangon

Government officials and other members of society pay homage on the 68th anniversary of Martyrs' Day held at the Martyrs' Mausoleum in Yangon on July 19. On July 19, 1947, six months before Burma gained Independence, eight independence leaders including, General Aung San and a bodyguard of one of the leaders were assassinated by men loyal to a rival politician, U Saw, and his colleagues. Photos: Thet Ko/Mizzima

Remembering the fallen

The All Burma Federation of Student Union (ABFSU) commemorates the 53rd anniversary on July 7 of the massacre by government forces of students in 1962 at what was then called the Rangoon University. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima

Myanmar supporters of their U-23 football team at Yangon City Hall

Myanmar football fans watching the game of Myanmar U-23 vs Vietnam U-23 at the 28th ASEAN SEA Games heal in Singapore on an TV board in front of Yangon City Hall in Mahabandula Park on 13 June. Myanmar won Vietnam 2-1. Myanmar will go to the final to face off against the Thai U-23 football team on June 15. Photos: Hong Sar/Mizzima

Residents make merit

A bronze bell, which is 11,111 Viss in weight (1 Viss = 1.65 kilogramme), has been made in Pan Tae Tan in Tanpawady, Mandalay. The making of the bell was sponsored by Dawei residents to mark the 250th anniversary of the Dawei Shwe Taung Gyar Temple. The bell was cast by U Aung Than Maw, who has 30 years of experience in casting bronze. May 22, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima

Salt from the earth

More than 150 employees work to pump salty water from the ground, dry it, and collect in Thanphyu Zayat Township in Mon State. Once dry, it is packaged and sent to shops in the region or sold in the local markets. Photos: Hong Sar/Mizzima


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