YOU CAN SEE THE MENTAL ANGUISH AND ANXIETY IN THEIR FACES.

SELECTED PICTURES FROM SACRAMENTO BEE (MAJOR NEWSPAPER IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA). THEY ARE PICTURES ABOUT THE SUFFERING REFUGEES AND THE ELECTION.

The Frame: Myanmar’s struggle for democracy

http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2010/11/myanmars-struggle-for-democrac.html#more

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Fighting between ethnic rebels and Myanmar government troops has sent at least 10,000 refugees fleeing into Thailand just after a widely criticized election expected to usher in a parliament sympathetic to the military regime. Fighting raged Monday at key border points, wounding at least 10 people on both sides of the frontier as stray shots fell into Thailand. The clashes underlined Myanmar’s vulnerability to unrest even as it passes through a key stage of the ruling junta’s self-proclaimed “road map to democracy.” The country has been under virtually continuous military rule since 1962, and has faced rebellions by its ethnic minorities since even before obtaining independence from Britain in 1948. (37 images)

(TIMES HAVE CHANGED. USED TO BE MEN VENDORS SHOULDERING THESE BANANA BASKETS. NOWADAYS, WOMENFOLK  HAVE TO PITCH IN, WHILE BABY SITTING AT THE SAME TIME, CARRYING THE BABY ALONG).

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