A man reads his newspaper at Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the biggest in Myanmar. Besides being tourist attractions pagodas are frequently community centres where people can buy food, meet others and relax - Photo by Denise Poon.

A man reads his newspaper at Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the biggest in Myanmar. Besides being tourist attractions pagodas are frequently community centres where people can buy food, meet others and relax - Photo by Denise Poon.