PHOTOS: Harambe in Taunggyi, and other adorable things we saw

Our feeds are still flooded with gorgeous photos of hot air balloons exploding over the crowd at the Tazaungdaing Festival in Taunggyi last weekend That's great We love balloons They're terrific But they're not the only thing to see at Myanmar's messiest, scariest, most lit festival Here are a few of the other moments that burned their way into our memories: Harambe wasn't the only celebrity in Taunggyi last...

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Songs, speeches and a state dinner: Pictures from day one of the Panglong peace talks

Myanmar’s much anticipated peace talks got off to a festive start yesterday in Naypyitaw, with songs, speeches, picture-taking, a little napping, and a grand state...

Songs, speeches and a state dinner: Pictures from day one of the Panglong peace talks

IN PICTURES: After the earthquake, picking up the pieces in Bagan

The 68-magnitude earthquake that struck Myanmar on Wednesday killed at least three people and damaged nearly 200 structures in Bagan, an ancient city of pagodas and stupas built...

IN PICTURES: After the earthquake, picking up the pieces in Bagan

5 things to know about playing Pokémon Go in Yangon

The world has gone mad for Pokémon Go and Myanmar, where the virtual reality game launched earlier this month, is no different Players attempting to catch 'em all are converging...

5 things to know about playing Pokémon Go in Yangon

In photos: A day in the life of a bustling Yangon fish market

Mornings are the busiest time at the Kyi Min Daing Fish market, the little center of industry on the banks of the Yangon River In the early hours, ships and little boats draw...

In photos: A day in the life of a bustling Yangon fish market

Tourists are getting tattoos in Burmese. Here’s what they say

Some people return from a vacation with souvenirs – trinkets, jewelry, food Others go home with something new inked into their skin Written in a language that is not their...

Tourists are getting tattoos in Burmese. Here’s what they say

IN PICTURES: Breaking the fast in Myanmar

Ramadan, the Islamic holy month in which Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown, is drawing to a close While the month is about abstaining from food, food also plays a big part...

IN PICTURES: Breaking the fast in Myanmar

Muslims flee Myanmar village after mob violence

Dozens of Muslim villagers in Bago Region have fled their hometown amid religious tensions after Buddhists ransacked a local mosque on June 23 The source of the problem in Tha...

Muslims flee Myanmar village after mob violence

Suu Kyi receives thunderous welcome from Myanmar supporters in Thailand

Myanmar flags were raised and photos of Aung San Suu Kyi were held above the crowd as thousands of migrant workers from Myanmar gathered at a fishing village in Samut Sakhon to...

Suu Kyi receives thunderous welcome from Myanmar supporters in Thailand

Photo essay: Inside Myanmar’s Rohingya ghetto

Residents of Aung Mingalar quarter, a modern-day ghetto of approximately 4,500 Rohingya Muslims in downtown Sittwe, live confined existences Armed authorities guard the quarter...

Photo essay: Inside Myanmar’s Rohingya ghetto