Signs of the times

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Myanmar has undergone big changes in recent years. While some will argue over the amount of political space created and whether that has been sufficient, there is no doubting that commercial activity has picked up significantly—a trend very much evident in the larger cities. One sees a lot of billboards and other sign types advertising this and that product or service, like these shown here in Yangon. If such enticements come to dominate the roadways and buildings too much some may see them as a blight, but for now the advertisements offer insights into local aspirations and other concerns.

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