Myanmar’s religious noise pollution annoys locals and sleepless neighbors

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Buddhist monks walk in a procession while collecting alms in Yangon, on May 19, 2008. Buddhists in Cyclone Nargis-hit Myanmar celebrated the Kason festival, or Vesak Day, today marking the enlightenment of Buddha. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Stringer *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-MYANMAR-NOISE, originally transmitted on February 13, 2015

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Neighbors say the noisy atmosphere detracts from the festivals' religious origins — and the country's quiet Buddhist getaway image.