August 18, 2011

Festival of Lights, Myanmar

Photograph by Chien-Chi Chang, National Geographic

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Lighting a sea of candles, Burmese pay homage to their ancestors during Thadingyut, the three-day festival of lights in October marking the end of the Buddhist equivalent of Lent.

See more pictures from the August 2011 feature story "Land of Shadows."


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