National Geographic : 2011 Aug
• Opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi holds Taichido, a gift from her younger son, as she talks with adviser Win Htein at her house in Yangon. Having spent 15 of the previous 21 years under detention, she was released again last November. Months earlier Win Htein was released after 20 years in jail. The junta, ever paranoid, moved the government in 2005 from coastal Yangon to a harder-to-invade spot mid-country. To legitimize the lavish new capital, Nay Pyi Taw, officials built a copy (top right) of Yangon's venerated Shwedagon Pagoda. In 2007 Buddhist monks led antigovernment protests that came to be called the Saffron Revolution. In a monastery (bottom right) devout young Buddhists double up on showers and laundry.