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a cook on a ferry in Myanmar
February 23, 2013

Ferry, Myanmar

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This photo was taken on the ferry that goes to Mrauk U, a small village in eastern Myanmar (Burma). Using a slow boat is the only way to reach the ancient Burmese capital. This man is the cook on board. On the way back, I saw him making the same dish, with the same ingredients, again. I wondered how many times he’d done it before …

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? I love photographs that give me the opportunity to put visual clues together to get a sense of a culture. The overhead angle allows me to really see what this man’s work is about, including the ingredients he’s working with. And the composition of the round bowls is also appealing. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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