Sacred Vows of Freedom

Category: Places

 

Photo and caption by Michael Stetson

The Shwedagon Temple, more than 2500 years old, is the most sacred Buddhist site in all of Myanmar. In 2007, it became the site of violent clashes between military forces and protesting monks defying the junta's ban on public assembly as they tried to enter the temple to worship.

Location: Yangon, Burma

 

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