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Protesters march during a flash mob rally, making a three finger salute in Yangon on Dec. 1.
Myanmar Crisis

In pictures: A photographer's decision to quit Myanmar

Burmese photojournalist records his last three months on an iPhone

KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei Asia staff photographer and photo editor | Myanmar

TOKYO -- On a late December day, Berry was sitting at Yangon International Airport nervously clutching a boarding pass for the flight to Bangkok, his first journey abroad.

With flights to Thailand limited by the COVID-19 pandemic, the departure lounge was full. When the flight was finally called, Berry joined the line, a backpack slung over one shoulder. It contained a precious Sony camera that he had been unable to use in recent months, however strong the urge.

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