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Myanmar village b 2013 03 20

Myanmar village b 2013 03 20

Sandar, a 32-year-old merchant living by Myanmar's copper-rich Letpadaung Mountain, describes Aung San Suu Kyi's backing of a controversial mine as heartbreaking. "I once loved her like my very own mother," she said. The mine, Myanmar's largest, is a joint project between the nation's military and Norinco, a Chinese state-run weapons conglomerate.

Jonah M. Kessel