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Treasure hunt in Myanmar’s ‘land of the rubies’

Every week Aye Min Htun prays he will find the ruby that changes his life, one of thousands of people scratching a living in Myanmar’s mines set to gain little from the end of US sanctions on the military-dominated industry. For centuries emperors, kings and warlords have vied for control over the valley of Mogok, north of Mandalay, once known […]