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  • May 22: In this image made available in London by the Democratic Voice of Burma, U.N.-Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tours a building in Yangon, Burma. The secretary-general arrived to try to persuade the country's ruling generals to let in a torrent of foreign assistance for cyclone victims rather than the current trickle. By the junta's own count, at least 134,000 people are dead or missing from Cyclone Nargis, which swept through the heartland on May 2 and May 3.
  • May 22: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second right, gets a tour of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
  • May 22: A man sits on a damaged rice paddy near a refugee camp in Kyondah village, Burma.
  • May 22: A boat lies on its side by a village damaged by Cyclone Nargis in this aerial view in the Irrawaddy Delta, Burma, from the helicopter carrying United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
  • May 22: A village damaged by Cyclone Nargis is seen in an aerial view over the Irrawaddy Delta.
  • May 22: A village damaged by Cyclone Nargis is seen in an aerial view over the Irrawaddy Delta.
  • May 22: Locals displaced by Cyclone Nargis line up outside their tents as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, unseen, tours the camp in Kyondah village.
  • May 22: A boy displaced by Cyclone Nargis holds a bag to shield himself from the sun as awaits a visit by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Kyondah village.
  • May 22: People displaced by Cyclone Nargis line up by their tents for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Kyondah village.
  • May 22: Tents for people displaced by Cyclone Nargis are seen in this aerial view of Kyondah village.
  • May 22: A small boy displaced by Cyclone Nargis stands in his tent with a Red Cross bag from Thailand as he waits for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Kyondah village.
  • May 22: Family members displaced by Cyclone Nargis sit inside their tent as they await a visit from U.N Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Kyondah village.
  • May 22: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon waves to refugees from a helicopter in the Kyondah village.
  • May 22: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, looks out from a window of a helicopter over the Irrawaddy Delta of Burma on a tour to view conditions in cyclone-damaged areas and to meet with government officials.
  • May 22: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, center, makes a traditional gesture as he walks through a camp set up for cyclone survivors in Kyondah village.
  • May 22: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon waves to workers as he walks from a refugee camp in Kyondah village.
  • May 22: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, center, greets a woman in a refugee camp medical tent in Kyondah village.
  • May 22: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second left, talks to a displaced family in their tent in the Kyondah village.
  • May 22: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second left, talks to a displaced family in their tent in the Kyondah village.
  • May 22: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tours the Shwedagon pagoda shortly after his arrival in Yangon.
  • May 22: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tours the Shwedagon pagoda shortly after his arrival in Yangon.
  • May 22: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right rear, lights a candle at the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon.
  • May 22: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon bows and offers a prayer at the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon.
  • May 22: A man holds a basket of offerings as he prays in front of his house, which was destroyed by Cyclone Nargis, on the outskirts of Yangon.
  • May 22: Burmese boys play in the muddy water in front of their damaged house, which was destroyed by Cyclone Nargis earlier this month on the outskirts of Yangon.
  • May 22: Burmese children hold buckets of water after their house was destroyed by Cyclone Nargis earlier this month on the outskirts of Yangon.
  • May 22: A Burmese man bathes his baby while his son looks on on the outskirts of Yangon.
  • May 22: Burma cyclone survivors work to repair their house, which was destroyed by Cyclone Nargis on the outskirts of Yangon.
  • May 22: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, meets with Lt. Gen. Thein Sein, right, prime minister of Burma in Yangon.

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