In this Feb 21, 2013 photo, a vehicle travels down the dusty road leading to an ethnic Lisu village Ywar Thar Yar, central Shan state, Myanmar. Far from Myanmar's postcard-perfect pagod

 

              In this Feb 21, 2013 photo, a vehicle travels down the dusty road leading to an ethnic Lisu village Ywar Thar Yar, central Shan state, Myanmar. Far from Myanmar
In this Feb 21, 2013 photo, a vehicle travels down the dusty road leading to an ethnic Lisu village Ywar Thar Yar, central Shan state, Myanmar. Far from Myanmar's postcard-perfect pagodas and colonial relics, the remote mountain villages of southern Shan State do not appear on maps of Myanmar or in any guide books. In obscurity, they have been ground zero for Myanmar's drug trade which has thrived on poverty and corruption. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)