Today formally kicks off our final exams, at last! Of course, no sooner do we finish these than we enter dedicated study for the USMLE Step 1 exam. Oh joy.

Shrine Carver

The steps to Shwedagon Pagoda are lined by peddlers of everything from sandals to bells and buddhas. The statuettes often come with gilded sandalwood pedestals or miniature shrines, which – where space it is at a premium – are carved, painted, and sold on location.