In this Feb 21, 2013 photo, ethnic Lisu children and women in traditional clothing gather outside the Ywar Thar Yar village's school, central Shan state, Myanmar. Far from Myanmar's pos

 

              In this Feb 21, 2013 photo, ethnic Lisu children and women in traditional clothing gather outside the Ywar Thar Yar village
In this Feb 21, 2013 photo, ethnic Lisu children and women in traditional clothing gather outside the Ywar Thar Yar village's school, 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)