Photo of the Day 20 November 2008

Buddhist Temples, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma), 1984
Photograph by James L. Stanfield
A view from atop Mingalazedi Pagoda shows sprawling Bagan, Myanmar (Burma), a pilgrimage center covered with hundreds of ancient Buddhist shrines. The monuments, most of which were erected between the 11th and 14th centuries, cover a 20-square-mile (50-square-kilometer) area along the east bank of the Irrawaddy River.