Children of the Shan VI

Uploaded 29 Jun 2011
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© Xaris Villa
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Location: Loi Tai Leng (Thai-Burma Border)

Subject: Children of the Shan

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As a teacher, it breaks my heart seeing all these children with an awareness of the harsh realities of the world.

This kid has a conditioned response to "Bang". He drops down onto the grass in a crouch - just like a trained soldier.

He marches around with his toy gun and practices his drills. He even shoots at you.

These are things children should never have to learn.

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To this day, Burma is one of the most repressive and oppressive places in the world. With a government that actively attacks their minorities and keeps the rest of their people unaware.

To date, there are a million internally displaced people roaming the forests of Burma in hopes of evading the army - and another million who have fled and sought sanctuary along the border of Thailand and Burma.

These are some of the photos I took while I was in one of those refugee communities.

To learn more {www.freeburmarangers.org}

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