Thai National Elephant Day is celebrated by ethnic Karen Villagers in Mae Sot Thailand. In May 1998, the Cabinet approved the designation of March 13 as Thai Elephants Day to raise and sustain public awareness of the importance of elephants.
In what was her first trip out of Burma in 20 years, National League for Democracy party leader, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi visited the city of Mae Sot Thailand which has a large Burmese migrant community and Mae La refugee camp.
The river border between Thailand and Myanmar at the towns of Mae Sot and Myawaddy is porous in the extreme. Undocumented Burmese float across on rubber rings and smuggling takes place openly. Mae Sot/Myawaddy, Myanmar, 26/09/2009.
After weeks of heavy rain, the banks of the Moie River and a spillway for Mae Sot reservoir overflowed into the border town of Mae Sot in Western Thailand. Many roads were rendered impassible and vendors from the Burma border market have evacuated.
Rapid expansion has hindered Thailand in developing appropriate methods of disposing of waste produced by a society that is verging more towards consumer behaviour. The trash is either sent to a landfill or is sent to an incinerator.
Bare-knuckle kickboxing with a purse of just 2000 baht (US$65) for the winner, took place in Mae Sot on the Thai side of the border with Myanmar. The rules are brutally simple, the victory is by surrender or a straight knockout.
Generation Wave is a small, non-political underground group operating inside and outside Myanmar that is dedicated to overthrowing the country's repressive military junta. It uses hip hop music to appeal to young Burmese. Mae Sot, Thailand, 25/09/200
Mon youth cross the Thai-Burma border for a work opportunity with Kaowao, a Mon newsgroup risking their lives by crossing the Burma border to have a chance at gaining work experience and learn English. Sangkhlaburi, Thailand. 13/09/2010