Burmese Boy, Nanyung, Myanmar, 2003
Photograph by Maria Stenzel
A boy bathes in a mist-shrouded river in Nanyung, Myanmar (Burma). Despite rich natural resources, Myanmar remains impoverished and repressed, the result of military regimes that have ruled the nation for more than 40 years.
(Text adapted from and photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Blood, Sweat, and Toil Along the Burma Road," November 2003, National Geographic magazine)