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Shwedagon temple in Myanmar at night
February 13, 2016

A Light in the Dark

“Shwedagon temple is one of the most photographed icons in all of Myanmar,” writes Your Shot community member Brett Rylance. To get the shot they were hoping for, Rylance’s guide had to plead for access to the top of an office building. “Our guide and I wanted an aspect not often seen: We wanted Shwedagon's sacred pagoda atop Singuttara Hill at sunset with Yangon’s pulsing city elements below to create juxtaposition.”

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Photograph by Brett Rylance, National Geographic Your Shot

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