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Looters target Myanmar temple treasures in tourist slump

July 9, 2020 - General

A squad of armed police patrol Myanmar’s sacred site of Bagan under the cover of night, taking on plunderers snatching relics from temples forsaken by tourists due to coronavirus restrictions.

An aerial view of the temples of Bagan, an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
[Credit: AFP]Each evening as dusk falls, about 100 officers fan out across the plain of Bagan measuring 50 square kilometres (19 square miles), sweeping…

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