Young monks hang out and relax after their midday meal at the Maha Kalyani Sima Sacred hall of Ordination originally built in 1476, destroyed by an earthquake in 1930 and rebuilt in 1954, in Bago.
People and scenes from Yangon, Burma, also known as Myanmar. The military junta in control of the gorvernment has recently rejailed opposition leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi, head of the National League for Democracy. In response, the U.S. government passed a bill to enforce economic sanctions on the country in protest of this, civil rights violations, and the non-democratic rule of the Military Junta. July 2003.