Myanmar Buddhists celebrate festival of lights | AFP

Thousands of people in Myanmar gather to pay their respects to Buddha at Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda for the Thadingyut festival of lights.

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Bridging the gap: Yangon’s boom falls short across river | AFP

On her scruffy, downtrodden bank of the river, teashop-owner Khin works just a few hundred metres across the muddy water from Yangon and dreams of the riches promised by a new bridge linking to Myanmar’s commercial heart.

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Bridging the gap: Yangon’s boom falls short across river | AFP

On her scruffy, downtrodden bank of the river, teashop-owner Khin works just a few hundred metres across the muddy water from Yangon and dreams of the riches promised by a new bridge linking to Myanmar’s commercial heart.

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Myanmar rangers relocate wild elephants to safety | AFP

Rangers in Myanmar relocate two wild elephants to a protected nature reserve after they strayed too close to villages just outside the country’s commercial capital Yangon.

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Yangon clamps down on stray dogs | AFP

Thousands of stray dogs are being poisoned or trucked to a shelter out of Yangon in a fresh crackdown to curb the canine population of a city with one of the highest rates of rabies in the world — but experts say neither method works.

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Myanmar: Protesters call for justice over bullying of gay suicide victim | AFP

Members of Myanmar’s LGBTQ community protest outside a university in Yangon after a former staff member took his own life earlier this week, alleging he was bullied by colleagues.

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Freedom: Myanmar Reuters journalists get out of jail

Two Reuters journalists who had been jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison Tuesday, freed in a presidential amnesty after a global campaign for their release. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were mobbed by media as they stepped out of Yangon’s notorious Insein prison after their lengthy detention.

Myanmar: Two Reuters journalists leave prison

Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone wave their hands as they walk out of Insein prison after being freed in a presidential amnesty in Yangon. IMAGES of Reuters journalists leaving prison++ COMPLETES VID1340848_EN and VID1340854_EN ++