Image of Once Elegant Burma
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1948

Image of Once Elegant Burma

people Henri Cartier-Bresson

မြန်မာဘာသာဖြင့် ဖတ်ရန်

A photograph was taken shortly after independence in 1948 by the great French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson at the Shwedagon Pagoda. It shows a Burma, perhaps a more elegant Burma, that I think we have lost forever.

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