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A new glimpse of daily life in Myanmar as the country continues to open

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A city ferry waits to take off at sunset across the Yangon River on Wednesday in Yangon, Myanmar. As the country opens up to the outside world and Suu Kyi begins her campaign ahead of April 1 by-elections, her decision to stand for a seat in parliament is the latest sign of dramatic political changes taking place in the country.

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Burmese pack a Yangon ferry heading home during rush hour as a woman sells boiled bird eggs.

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Burmese men chat in the waiting room before boarding a Yangon ferry on Wednesday.

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Burmese disembark from a Yangon ferry at rush hour.

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A Burmese man working on a city bus calls out for passengers to board at a bus stop on Wednesday in Yangon.

In other recent news from this country: opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi embarked on her first campaign trip, the United States eased one of its many sanctions against Myanmar, and thousands of refugees from remote northern Myanmar are seeking entry into China.