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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A Burmese student draws a flower in chalk on a blackboard.

Quiet moments are rare at Phaung Daw Oo, a monastic school in Mandalay that's home to around 10,00 students. Days are long in the constant summer heat, which pushes temperatures into triple digits for weeks without relief. Still, one student finds time for quick art in a simple expression of peace and beauty.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Mandalay, Myanmar
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Adam Trunell