Burmese snapshots at dawn.
In the first and second photos, the hard working spirit of the women is seen. A single working man can usually provide for an entire family, leaving the rest of the family to tend to the homestead.
The circular paste on the girl’s face (first photo) is made from ground tree bark, roots, and wood, called thanaka. Women are commonly seen wearing this and sometimes men. First, it’s a sign of beauty as it’s the only sort of cosmetic cream that they can access (sold everywhere but expensive). Secondly, it’s a natural sun repellent with a cooling sensation.
In the third photo, novice monks search barefoot for food while a woman balances food on her head. Monks spread out early in the morning asking people in the community for food. Once they receive enough, they return to the monastery to pray, sing, and honor the donor of the day’s provisions. The must do this early as they can’t eat after noon.