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People participate in the first day of Thingyan Water Festival in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on April 13, 2018. The annual water festival, known as Thingyan, features large groups of people congregating to celebrate the by splashing water and throwing powder at each other's faces as a symbol of cleansing and washing away the sins from the old year. It marks the start of the traditional New Year and is similarly celebrated in countries such as Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. (Photo by Hein Htet/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

People participate in the first day of Thingyan Water Festival in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on April 13, 2018. The annual water festival, known as Thingyan, features large groups of people congregating to celebrate the by splashing water and throwing powder at each other's faces as a symbol of cleansing and washing away the sins from the old year. It marks the start of the traditional New Year and is similarly celebrated in countries such as Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. (Photo by Hein Htet/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)
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27 Apr 2018 00:03:00
This photo taken on January 28, 2018 shows participants taking part in games on stage during the “&Proud” LGBT festival in Yangon. (Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP Photo)

This photo taken on January 28, 2018 shows participants taking part in games on stage during the “&Proud” LGBT festival in Yangon. Races, games, music and fun were just some of the highlights of the “&Proud” LGBT festival, which took place in a Yangon public park for the first time at the weekend in a country where same-s*x relations are still officially illegal. (Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP Photo)
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02 Feb 2018 06:49:00
Mary, 8-months-old female orphan elephant, drinks milk at Winga Baw Elephant Conservation Camp during the ceremony to mark World Elephant Day at Bago Region, Myanmar, 12 August 2017. (Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA/EFE)

Mary, 8-months-old female orphan elephant, drinks milk at Winga Baw Elephant Conservation Camp during the ceremony to mark World Elephant Day at Bago Region, Myanmar, 12 August 2017. Winga Baw Elephant Conservation Camp, 34-hectare former timber camp for logs located in Bago Region, currently has 14 elephants and was opened for recreation for locals as well as for tourists. World Elephant Day is marked annually on 12 August. (Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA/EFE)
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15 Aug 2017 07:47:00
A Thai and foreign revelers battle with water guns during the annual Songkran celebration at Khaosan Road, a tourist spot in Bangkok, Thailand, 12 April 2017. (Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA)

A Thai and foreign revelers battle with water guns during the annual Songkran celebration at Khaosan Road, a tourist spot in Bangkok, Thailand, 12 April 2017. The four southeast Asian nations of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos started the Buddhist new year, known as Thingyan in Myanmar and Songkran in Thailand, on April 13. (Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA)
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15 Apr 2017 08:42:00
Myanmar punks walk in the downtown area as they take part in a punk gathering ahead of the Thingyan water festival in Yangon, Myanmar, 12 April 2017. Myanmar punks have been gathering in Yangon on the day ahead of Thingyan water festival to celebrate every year. The annual water festival is marked with large groups of people congregating to celebrate by splashing water and throwing powder at each others faces as a symbolic sign of cleansing and washing away the sins from the old year to mark the traditional New Year in countries such as Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. This year, the Myanmar Thingyan water festival falls on 13 April and ends on 16 April. (Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA)

Myanmar punks walk in the downtown area as they take part in a punk gathering ahead of the Thingyan water festival in Yangon, Myanmar, 12 April 2017. Myanmar punks have been gathering in Yangon on the day ahead of Thingyan water festival to celebrate every year. The annual water festival is marked with large groups of people congregating to celebrate by splashing water and throwing powder at each others faces as a symbolic sign of cleansing and washing away the sins from the old year to mark the traditional New Year in countries such as Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. This year, the Myanmar Thingyan water festival falls on 13 April and ends on 16 April. (Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA)
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13 Apr 2017 09:28:00
People ride a bus as they travel in Yangon, Myanmar January 14, 2017. Picture taken January 14, 2017. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

People ride a bus as they travel in Yangon, Myanmar January 14, 2017. Picture taken January 14, 2017. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)
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11 Apr 2017 09:46:00
Ethnic Wa performer dressed as United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers perform a traditional dance in Mongmao, Wa territory in northeast Myanmar October 1, 2016. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

Ethnic Wa performer dressed as United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers perform a traditional dance in Mongmao, Wa territory in northeast Myanmar October 1, 2016. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)
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23 Jan 2017 10:12:00
Youths play a traditional pillow fight game on a bamboo pole during festivities marking the 69th anniversary of Myanmar Independence Day on the outskirts of Yangon on January 4, 2017. Various traditional and local events were held on the holiday which marks the 69th anniversary of the country known before as Burma when British colonial rule ended on January 4, 1948. (Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP Photo)

Youths play a traditional pillow fight game on a bamboo pole during festivities marking the 69th anniversary of Myanmar Independence Day on the outskirts of Yangon on January 4, 2017. Various traditional and local events were held on the holiday which marks the 69th anniversary of the country known before as Burma when British colonial rule ended on January 4, 1948. (Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP Photo)
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05 Jan 2017 13:23:00