Photo Essays

In Burma, Religious Riots Flare Up Again

The central Burmese town of Meikhtila declared a curfew for a second night on March 21 after clashes killed 10 people, including a Buddhist monk, and injured at...

Saving Burma

In the wake of Cyclone Nargis, the junta is blocking the flow of aid. Is there a case for direct action?Photographs for TIME by Prashant Panjiar / Livewire...

To Be Young and Cool in Burma

On Nov. 7, the reclusive nation votes for the first time in two decades. Photographer Rian Dundon takes the pulse of the twenty-somethings who will inherit the...

Behind Burma's Discontent

Protesters have disappeared from the streets of Rangoon. But the hardship that sparked their demonstrations hasn't gone away

Waiting to Save Burma

A week after Cyclone Nargis ravaged Burma, the world still waits for the nation's junta to let food and aid workers in Photographs for TIME by Prashant Panjiar...

Burma's Slowly Shifting Landscape

Foreign investment in Burma's abundant natural resources is picking up around the isolated nation, but there is little hope that its benefits will reach anyone...

The Hope of Burma

By eschewing political confrontation in favor of volunteerism, hip-hop and edgy art, young Burmese are seeking fresh ways to bring about change

Burma: Aftermath

Photographer James Nachtwey finds tensions lurking beneath the surface as the embattled nation tries to return to life as normal

Burma: Decades of Dissent

Aung San Suu Kyi's release is the latest chapter in a long series of battles for Burmese democracy waged by monks, students and ordinary citizens

The Two Burmas

As Burma's junta preps the next generation of military and business elites, the vast majority in the Southeast Asian nation live in poverty Photographs by...

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Hundreds of millions of people flocked outdoors on July 22 to watch the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, a 6-min. spectacle that was visible...