2/22/2005

Burma (Myanmar)

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Burma (Myanmar)


MYANMAR

Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar, is the largest country by geographical area in mainland Southeast Asia.

Burma achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 4 January 1948, as the “Union of Burma.” It became the “Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma” on 4 January 1974, before reverting to the “Union of Burma” on 23 September 1988. On 18 June 1989, the State Law and Order Restoration Council adopted the name “Union of Myanmar.” This was recognised by the United Nations, but not by the US or UK Governments.

BURMA

Burma is bordered by China on the north, Laos on the east, Thailand on the southeast, Bangladesh on the west, and India on the northwest, with the Bay of Bengal to the southwest. One-third of Burma's total perimeter, 1,930 kilometres (1,199 mi), forms an uninterrupted coastline.

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Myanmar Haiku Contest

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Burmese Mountain Dog

Burmese Mountain Dog / PHOTOS

Burmese Mountain Dogs are a rare dog breed that live in the mountains of Myanmar. They have been bred to hunt skunks and protect livestock. Their abilities as skunk hunters are quite remarkable. Note their skunk-like markings which can fool a skunk into believing the dog is another skunk, until too late. Despite their size, they can climb trees over 50-feet high in pursuit of the arboreal Burmese Skunk.

In the event that a skunk sprays them, they can also shed the scent with a mere rinsing. Burmese Mountain Dogs make great pets. Their major drawback is their excessive shedding. However, they should not be confused with Bernese Mountain Dogs, which are Swiss farm dogs. More information can be found at
http://burmesemountaindog.info/


skunk hunter of Burma
plying your trade in the night,
you need a good bath.


Posted by NNVA


Burmese mountain dog
Has no need to hunt skunks here
Besides,cats arent skunks


They fight with ctas because they frequently think they are skunks.
Posted by J
© www.museumofhoaxes.com


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HAIKU


Frigid barren moon
As great Mitsubishi waxes
Life in Burma wanes


Paul Hitchfield, 1996
burmalibrary 1996

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bloody aftermath
hunting their own people as
the world looks elsewhere


© Deek Deekster, October 17, 2007


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red
of monks' robes -
leaves fall.


© Juliet Wilson, October 06, 2007



Buddha Statues from Burma

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