In photos: Sweaty misery in downtown Yangon as Myanmar heatwave continues

Myanmar is in the depths of a lengthy heatwave, with temperature reaching above 40 degrees Celsius.

With rain not expected for weeks, everyone is suffering. 

In downtown Yangon, residents forced to walk the street carry water bottles and accumulate massive amounts of sweat.

The owners of air-conditioning shops might be the only ones having a good time.

All photos by Aung Naing Soe.

Young people walk, sweating, near Sule Pagoda in downtown Yangon. Photo: Aung Naing Soe / Coconuts Yangon

Two elderly women shelter from the sun under an umbrella. Photo: Aung Naing Soe / Coconuts Yangon

A vendor makes sugar cane juice, a popular souce of refreshment during hot weather. Photo: Aung Naing Soe / Coconuts Yangon

A fruit seller pours water on her produce to cool it down. Photo: Aung Naing Soe / Coconuts Yangon

A man shields his face from the scorching sun. Photo: Aung Naing Soe / Coconuts Yangon

Bus passengers quench their thirst. Photo: Aung Naing Soe/ Coconuts Yangon

The extremely hot weather has lasted for weeks. Photo: Aung Naing Soe / Coconuts Yangon

Employees of a shop selling air-conditioning units stand outside. Photo: Aung Naing Soe / Coconuts Yangon

People wear hats to keep the sun off their heads. Photo: Aung Naing Soe / Coconuts Yangon

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