Photos and Blog by Shannon Turkewitz

Burma

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Summer Nuns

Summer Nuns

These novice nuns in Burma are on their way to a morning bath. Many Burmese families send their daughters for a religious education in the warm summer months. The “Thilashins” live together in compounds near wats. Numbers of resident nuns can double in summertime.


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Watermelon Seller

Watermelon Seller

In Bagan, Burma, it is easy to take a beautiful photo, but difficult to take a unique one. At the Shwezigon Pagoda, this watermelon seller walked by at just the right time.