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Myanmar's traditional New Year

Agencies | Updated: 2013-04-18 09:14
Myanmar's traditional New Year

A boy looks at a tortoise, which is being held by his father, before it is released on the first day of Myanmar's new year near Swetaw Pagoda in Yangon April 17, 2013. People in Myanmar traditionally release animals into the wild on the first day of their traditional new year as a way of earning merit, which is based on a Buddhist tenet. An officer from the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries said that over a million fish were released in Yangon on Wednesday. [Photo/Agencies]

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