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the column of lasting insignificance: July 7, 2012
by John Wilcock

Seeking the Drama of Everyday Life
in Burma part 2: Bagan

more video from Burma. Plus, we're putting the finishing touches on a special edition of the Ojai Orange which will be both in print and online. This editon is devoted entirely to Burma, and should be out any day now...

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