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Monthly Photos July 2010

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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Flowers on the prow

Red flowers, maybe gerberas, are put in a base bound on the prow with nails and wire. Flowers endowed with powers of paritta (Pāli verse to ward off evil) are called payeik-pan (paritta flower) in Burmese. People put Payeik-pans in front of driver's seats or on prows of ship, to pray for a safe journey.

JAN 2004
On a ship to go upstream on Myauk-U river, at the port of Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar
Photograph by Hideo Sawada

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