Behind The Scenes At A Myanmar Fashion Show


Jessica and Thoori pose showing off their clothing as a friend takes... News PhotoApple Computers,Casual Clothing,Clothing,Fashion,Freedom,Friendship,Horizontal,Human Interest,Internet,Jeans,Myanmar,Portable Information Device,Portrait,Showing Off,Smart Phone,Technology,Yangon,iPhonePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesYANGON, MYANMAR - DECEMBER 8 : Jessica, 21, (L) and Thoori ,19, pose showing off their clothing as a friend takes iPhone photos backstage during a show featuring OPT jeans December 8, 2011 in Yangon, Myanmar. Very few Burmese can afford to have a mobile phone which can cost over 600 US just for the sim card and service. The handsets are also much higher price than other countries as telecommunications struggles to catch up with the rest of the world. The pace of change in Myanmar brought U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the country where she discussed further paths to reform and crucial talks with both Aung San Suu Kyi and the highest levels of the Burmese government. For many years Myanmar has suffered from economic stagnation, political repression and international isolation. In March the army handed power to a civilian government after almost five decades of the military regime's strong arm rule. The handover took place after a controlled election under a new constitution that preserved much of the military clout. Internet has been loosened up as previously inaccessible foreign news and opposition websites have been unblocked. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)