A Day in the Life

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While the Burmese government continues to auction off the country’s vast natural energy resources as part of its grand vision of a developed nation in step with regional competitors, many Burmese remain tethered to low-wage industries such as farming and construction.

The majority of Burma’s population is rural and lives at a subsistence level, with agriculture the country’s second main source of income after gas and hydropower. Reuters photographer Soe Zeya Tun captures the ‘inhabitants’ of this sector of society as they labour, day and night, to scrape a living.

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