MYITKYINA, MYANMAR—Scrambling past crippled dogs is a legless beggar approaching a table of people dining at a restaurant. Hands outstretched, with cataract-filled eyes, he looks up as he’s handed a dirty 50 kyat note, the equivalent of about a nickel. It’s lunch hour in this city of a few hundred thousand in Kachin state, in the far north of Myanmar. Across the street is a woman, a leper, waiting in line for shampoo at a general store filled
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