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Burma's Ancient Royal Capital Bagan

The city is home to more then 3,000 temples and shrines. It is seen as a treasure of archaeology and architectural history.
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Burma's ancient royal capital Bagan is home to more than 3,000 temples and shrines. (D. Schearf/VOA)
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Burma's ancient royal capital Bagan is home to more than 3,000 temples and shrines. (D. Schearf/VOA)

Hot air balloons carry tourists over Bagan's temples and shrines. (D. Schearf/VOA)
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Hot air balloons carry tourists over Bagan's temples and shrines. (D. Schearf/VOA)

Tourists watch the sun rise over Bagan's temples and shrines. (D. Schearf/VOA)
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Tourists watch the sun rise over Bagan's temples and shrines. (D. Schearf/VOA)

Bagan has more than 3,000 temples and shrines. (D. Schearf/VOA)
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Bagan has more than 3,000 temples and shrines. (D. Schearf/VOA)

Burma's government wants Bagan to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (D.Schearf/VOA)
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Burma's government wants Bagan to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (D.Schearf/VOA)

One of the thousands of historic sites in Burma's ancient royal capital Bagan. (D. Schearf/VOA)
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One of the thousands of historic sites in Burma's ancient royal capital Bagan. (D. Schearf/VOA)

Scaffolding is erected around one of Bagan's ancient buildings. (D. Schearf/VOA)
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Scaffolding is erected around one of Bagan's ancient buildings. (D. Schearf/VOA)

Workers restore an ancient structure in Bagan, Burma. (D. Schearf/VOA)
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Workers restore an ancient structure in Bagan, Burma. (D. Schearf/VOA)

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