More PhotoBlog posts about Myanmar
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Intha leg rowing fishermen paddle on Inle Lake on Dec. 16, 2011, in Myanmar. The famous lake has been a fisherman's paradise for years where they use a unique leg rowing technique, standing on the stern on one leg and wrapping the other leg around the oar. This allows the fishermen to better see obstacles on the large lake. For many years Myanmar has suffered from economic stagnation, political repression and international isolation. In March the army handed power to a civilian government after almost five decades of the military regime's strong arm rule. The handover took place after a controlled election under a new constitution that preserved much of the military clout.