National Geographic : 1984 Jul
The balance of trade rests lightly on the head of a woman (left) carryinglimes to market in Rangoon, Burma's capital.Thanaka, a powdered bark, decorates her cheeks. Vintage cars clog Sule PagodaRoad in the city center (below left). Founded in 1755, this city of 2.5 million people owes its grid layout to British occupancy. Telltale signs advertisean eclectic variety of goods and services availableat a Mandalay shop (below).