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A woman walks past a temple in Bagan, (Credit: AP)

A woman walks past a temple in Bagan, Myanmar. (Oct. 9, 2007)

Myanmar

Closed off from much of the world for centuries, Myanmar still remains relatively untouched by outside influences.

A woman walks past a temple in Bagan,
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A woman walks past a temple in Bagan, Myanmar. (Oct. 9, 2007)

Tourists take bullock cart rides in Bagan, located
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Tourists take bullock cart rides in Bagan, located in central Myanmar. (Oct. 5, 2009)

Tourists enjoy the late afternoon sun while standing
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Tourists enjoy the late afternoon sun while standing atop an ancient pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar. (Dec. 23, 2008)

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A man visits an old temple in the
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A man visits an old temple in the ancient city of Bagan, Myanmar. (July 8, 2011)

Pagodas and temples dot the landscape of Bagan,
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Pagodas and temples dot the landscape of Bagan, in central Myanmar. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Myanmar's old ministry office complex in Yangon. (Nov.
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Myanmar's old ministry office complex in Yangon. (Nov. 5, 2011)

Pedestrians cross a road near old colonial buildings
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Pedestrians cross a road near old colonial buildings in downtown Yangon, Myanmar. (June 1, 2012)

Golden spires of a Buddhist monastery seen on
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Golden spires of a Buddhist monastery seen on the banks of Myanmar's upper Chindwin river. (July 30, 2013)

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U.S. President Barack Obama tours the Shwedagon Pagoda
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U.S. President Barack Obama tours the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. (Nov. 19, 2012)

Tourists pour water over a Buddha figure at
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Tourists pour water over a Buddha figure at the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, for good luck. (April 6, 2012)

Buddhist monks walk near Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon,
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Buddhist monks walk near Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. (June 1, 2012 )

Tourists take pedicabs as they visit Dala township
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Tourists take pedicabs as they visit Dala township in Yangon, Myanmar. (Nov. 1, 2010)

Pedestrians pass Myanmar High Court in downtown Yangon,
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Pedestrians pass Myanmar High Court in downtown Yangon, Myanmar. (June 1, 2012)

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People walk by Inya Lake in Yangon, Myanmar.
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People walk by Inya Lake in Yangon, Myanmar. (Oct. 21, 2012)

Buddhist novice monks travel famous Inle Lake by
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Buddhist novice monks travel famous Inle Lake by boat to collect their morning alms in Shan State, Myanmar. The lake is one of the top tourist attractions in the country. (Oct. 10, 2011)

A fisherman prepares to spear for fish in
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A fisherman prepares to spear for fish in the shallow waters of Myanmar's Inle Lake. (Nov. 9, 2010)

Children from Myanmar's Intha tribe ride in a
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Children from Myanmar's Intha tribe ride in a flat-bottomed boat on the famous Inle Lake in northeastern Shan State. (July 4, 2006)

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