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Myanmar workers

Myanmar workers lay bricks for drying at a brick factory on the outskirts of Yangon. As Myanmar prepares for an economic resurgence following the end of decades of military rule, wide-eyed firms from all over Asia are competing for a piece of the potentially lucrative pie. With largely untapped natural resources, including minerals, metals and fossil fuels, and a tourism sector left in ruins by sanctions, Myanmar sparkles with opportunity. YE AUNG THU, AFP/Getty Images