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BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LS4H
January 30, 2018
Men and women gather at a snooker hall in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
Thimphu, Bhutan
Men and women gather at a snooker hall in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
Men and women gather at a snooker hall in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LS47
January 30, 2018
A boy carries straw on his back near Punakha, Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
PUNAKHA, Bhutan
A boy carries straw on his back near Punakha, Bhutan
A boy carries straw on his back near Punakha, Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LS0G
January 30, 2018
A girl checks her mobile phone as her mother prepares vegetables at market in the capital city of Thimphu,...
Thimphu, Bhutan
A girl checks her mobile phone as her mother prepares vegetables at market in the capital city of Thimphu,...
A girl checks her mobile phone as her mother prepares vegetables at market in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LS0F
January 30, 2018
A Buddhist monk plays football in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton...
PHOBJIKA, Bhutan
A Buddhist monk plays football in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan
A Buddhist monk plays football in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LS0B
January 30, 2018
Workers are seen constructing housing in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
Thimphu, Bhutan
Workers are seen constructing housing in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
Workers are seen constructing housing in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LS0A
January 30, 2018
A masked dancer performs on the mountains above the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan. December 12, 2017....
Thimphu, Bhutan
A masked dancer performs on the mountains above the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
A masked dancer performs on the mountains above the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan. December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LS07
January 30, 2018
Dust covers leaves at the Punatsangchu hydroelectric power project in Bhutan December 13, 2017. Picture...
WANGDUE, Bhutan
Dust covers leaves at the Punatsangchu hydroelectric power project in Bhutan
Dust covers leaves at the Punatsangchu hydroelectric power project in Bhutan December 13, 2017. Picture taken December 13, 2017 REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LS05
January 30, 2018
Men play snooker and gamble in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
Thimphu, Bhutan
Men play snooker and gamble in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
Men play snooker and gamble in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LS02
January 30, 2018
Aum Sangay, 68, heats water at home in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
PHOBJIKA, Bhutan
Aum Sangay, 68, heats water at home in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan
Aum Sangay, 68, heats water at home in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LRZZ
January 30, 2018
A Karaoke bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Thimphu, Bhutan
A Karaoke bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
A Karaoke bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LRZX
January 30, 2018
A woman stands at a viewpoint on the Dochula pass in Bhutan, December 13, 2017. P REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton...
DOCHULA, Bhutan
A woman stands at a viewpoint on the Dochula pass in Bhutan
A woman stands at a viewpoint on the Dochula pass in Bhutan, December 13, 2017. P REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LRMC
January 30, 2018
Sonam Tshering, 13, plays on a mobile phone during breakfast at his home in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan,...
PHOBJIKA, Bhutan
Sonam Tshering, 13, plays on a mobile phone during breakfast at his home in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan...
Sonam Tshering, 13, plays on a mobile phone during breakfast at his home in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LRM8
January 30, 2018
Youths gather in the centre of the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
Thimphu, Bhutan
Youths gather in the centre of the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
Youths gather in the centre of the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LRM7
January 30, 2018
People gather in the centre of the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
Thimphu, Bhutan
People gather in the centre of the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
People gather in the centre of the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LRM3
January 30, 2018
A man takes a photograph in front of the Buddha Dordenma statue in Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
Thimphu, Bhutan
A man takes a photograph in front of the Buddha Dordenma statue in Bhutan
A man takes a photograph in front of the Buddha Dordenma statue in Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LRM2
January 30, 2018
Saleswomen wait for customers in a shoe shop in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017....
Thimphu, Bhutan
Saleswomen wait for customers in a shoe shop in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
Saleswomen wait for customers in a shoe shop in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LRM0
January 30, 2018
Women warm themselves by a fire outside a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 15, 2017....
Thimphu, Bhutan
Women warm themselves by a fire outside a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
Women warm themselves by a fire outside a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LN86
January 29, 2018
A woman checks her mobile phone in a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. ...
Thimphu, Bhutan
A woman checks her mobile phone in a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
A woman checks her mobile phone in a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMVK
January 29, 2018
People farm in the Punakha valley, Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
PUNAKHA, Bhutan
People farm in the Punakha valley, Bhutan
People farm in the Punakha valley, Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMVI
January 29, 2018
The Punatsangchu hydroelectric power project in Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton...
WANGDUE, Bhutan
The Punatsangchu hydroelectric power project in Bhutan
The Punatsangchu hydroelectric power project in Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMUF
January 29, 2018
Smoke billows from machinery at a road construction site in Bhutan, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
PUNAKHA, Bhutan
Smoke billows from machinery at a road construction site in Bhutan
Smoke billows from machinery at a road construction site in Bhutan, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMUE
January 29, 2018
The Punatsangchu hydroelectric power project in Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton...
WANGDUE, Bhutan
The Punatsangchu hydroelectric power project in Bhutan
The Punatsangchu hydroelectric power project in Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMUD
January 29, 2018
Drayang dancers Ugyen Tshomo, 29, and Lhaden, 38, make their way to work in a bar in the capital city...
Thimphu, Bhutan
Drayang dancers Ugyen Tshomo, 29, and Lhaden, 38, make their way to work in a bar in the capital city...
Drayang dancers Ugyen Tshomo, 29, and Lhaden, 38, make their way to work in a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMUB
January 29, 2018
A general view of housing in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
Thimphu, Bhutan
A general view of housing in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
A general view of housing in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMU0
January 29, 2018
Drayang dancer Lhaden, 38, checks her mobile phone as she rests at home in the capital city of Thimphu,...
Thimphu, Bhutan
Drayang dancer Lhaden, 38, checks her mobile phone as she rests at home in the capital city of Thimphu,...
Drayang dancer Lhaden, 38, checks her mobile phone as she rests at home in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMTZ
January 29, 2018
Drayang dancers Ugyen Tshomo, 29, and Lhaden, 38, get ready before they go to work in a bar in the capital...
Thimphu, Bhutan
Drayang dancers Ugyen Tshomo, 29, and Lhaden, 38, get ready before they go to work in a bar in the capital...
Drayang dancers Ugyen Tshomo, 29, and Lhaden, 38, get ready before they go to work in a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMTX
January 29, 2018
The Buddha Dordenma statue forms the backdrop to a mobile phone mast in the capital city of Thimphu,...
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Buddha Dordenma statue forms the backdrop to a mobile phone mast in the capital city of Thimphu,...
The Buddha Dordenma statue forms the backdrop to a mobile phone mast in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMTW
January 29, 2018
Drayang dancers Ugyen Tshomo, 29, and Lhaden, 38, make their way to work in a bar in the capital city...
Thimphu, Bhutan
Drayang dancers Ugyen Tshomo, 29, and Lhaden, 38, make their way to work in a bar in the capital city...
Drayang dancers Ugyen Tshomo, 29, and Lhaden, 38, make their way to work in a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMTV
January 29, 2018
Aum Sangay, 68, talks on her mobile phone in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
PHOBJIKA, Bhutan
Aum Sangay, 68, talks on her mobile phone in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan
Aum Sangay, 68, talks on her mobile phone in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMTT
January 29, 2018
Youths sit around the central square in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
Thimphu, Bhutan
Youths sit around the central square in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
Youths sit around the central square in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMTQ
January 29, 2018
A man checks documents on a construction site in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017....
Thimphu, Bhutan
A man checks documents on a construction site in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
A man checks documents on a construction site in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMTP
January 29, 2018
Choki Wangmo, 11, poses for a picture in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
PHOBJIKA, Bhutan
Choki Wangmo, 11, poses for a picture in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan
Choki Wangmo, 11, poses for a picture in the Phobjika valley, Bhutan, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-LIFE/
RTS1LMTO
January 29, 2018
A woman checks her mobile phone in a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. ...
Thimphu, Bhutan
A woman checks her mobile phone in a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan
A woman checks her mobile phone in a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVUR
January 18, 2018
Youths play football near a highway in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
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BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVUI
January 18, 2018
A stream runs through the Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton ...
PHOBJIKHA, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
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BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVUG
January 18, 2018
Youths gather in an internet gaming centre in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017....
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
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BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVUA
January 18, 2018
Men work at the Punatsangchu hydroelectric power project near the town of Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan,...
WANGDUE, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
Men work at the Punatsangchu hydroelectric power project near the town of Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
BHUTAN-CHANGE/
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January 18, 2018
A tourist bus makes its way along the Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton...
multiple cities, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
A tourist bus makes its way along the Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BHUTAN-CHANGE/
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January 18, 2018
Youths gather in an internet gaming centre in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017....
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
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BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVTW
January 18, 2018
A man walks past a housing construction site in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017....
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
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BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVTM
January 18, 2018
A girl looks from the balcony of a shop in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
A girl looks from the balcony of a shop in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVTK
January 18, 2018
Men play snooker and gamble in a snooker hall in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017....
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
Men play snooker and gamble in a snooker hall in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVTI
January 18, 2018
A man carries straw on his back near Punakha, Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton ...
PUNAKHA, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
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BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVTD
January 18, 2018
Smoke billows from machinery at a road construction site near the town of Punakha, Bhutan, December 14,...
PUNAKHA, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
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RTX4DVT8
January 18, 2018
An electric heater and television sit in the corner of a traditional farmhouse in Punakha, Bhutan, December...
PUNAKHA, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
An electric heater and television sit in the corner of a traditional farmhouse in Punakha, Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 18, 2018
Houses stand in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton ...
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
Houses stand in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 18, 2018
Buddhist monks play football in the Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton...
PHOBJIKHA, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
Buddhist monks play football in the Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVSU
January 18, 2018
Farmer Ap Daw (R), 43, talks on his mobile phone as his son Sonam Tshering, 13, lies on a couch and his...
PHOBJIKHA, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
Farmer Ap Daw (R), 43, talks on his mobile phone as his son Sonam Tshering, 13, lies on a couch and his mother Aum Sangay, 68, heats water at their home in the Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan, December 15, 2017. "Children are spending more time on their mobile phones and not studying," said Daw who also bemoans the rising mounds of trash by the highway. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVSO
January 18, 2018
Sonam Tshering, 13, feeds cattle in the Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan, December 14, 2017. "I would love to...
PHOBJIKHA, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
Sonam Tshering, 13, feeds cattle in the Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan, December 14, 2017. "I would love to become a science teacher and watch Cristiano Ronaldo play for Real Madrid," said Sonam. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
BHUTAN-CHANGE/
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January 18, 2018
The Punatsangchu River runs past an industrial site located near the town of Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan,...
WANGDUE, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
The Punatsangchu River runs past an industrial site located near the town of Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 18, 2018
People farm in the Punakha Valley, Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH...
PUNAKHA, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
People farm in the Punakha Valley, Bhutan, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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January 18, 2018
For decades Bhutan had no television, no traffic lights and a culture that had barely changed in centuries....
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
For decades Bhutan had no television, no traffic lights and a culture that had barely changed in centuries. Today, bars dot the capital, Thimphu, set in mist-covered mountains, teenagers crowd internet cafes to play violent video games, and men smoke and gamble in snooker halls. There are still no traffic lights after residents protested against the installation of one, but otherwise the once-isolated Buddhist country tucked between India and China is changing, and bringing the modern world's problems in its wake. Bhutan measures its national wealth by a Gross National Happiness index aiming to build a contented, fulfilled society. Signs of change are everywhere, pulling the country of snow-capped, jagged mountains, forests, rivers and clean air into the modern world. Smoke billows from construction sites across the country and a giant bronze-and-gold Buddha statue that commands the entry to the Thimphu valley now shares space with modern telecom towers. On the streets and even in the countryside, jeans have become as commonplace as the traditional Bhutanese knee-length gho robes for men and the ankle-length kira dresses that women wear. Bhutan's $2.2 billion economy remains predominantly agricultural, but mobile phones and TV sets are everywhere, even in the Phobjikha Valley, a tourist haven about seven hours drive from Thimphu. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: BHUTAN-CHANGE/
BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVS9
January 18, 2018
A woman carries her daughter near Punakha, Bhutan, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH...
PUNAKHA, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
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January 18, 2018
Drayang dancer Lhaden, 38, checks her mobile phone as she rests at home in the capital city of Thimphu,...
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
Drayang dancer Lhaden, 38, checks her mobile phone as she rests at home in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. Lhaden, a divorced mother-of-two, dances until midnight, and like thousands of her compatriots, is struggling to make ends meet. "I'm not happy or sad about things, I have no other choice," she said. Lhaden, who earns $125 a month, is counting the pennies. "I live in such a small flat so I can afford food and clothes." REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
BHUTAN-CHANGE/
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January 18, 2018
Women share a joke in a Karaoke bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal...
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
Women share a joke in a Karaoke bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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RTX4DVRZ
January 18, 2018
Drayang dancers Ugyen Tshomo, 29, and Lhaden (R), 38, relax before going to work in a bar in the capital...
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
Drayang dancers Ugyen Tshomo, 29, and Lhaden (R), 38, relax before going to work in a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan December 16, 2017. Lhaden, a divorced mother-of-two, dances until midnight, and like thousands of her compatriots, is struggling to make ends meet. "I'm not happy or sad about things, I have no other choice," she said. Lhaden, who earns $125 a month, is counting the pennies. "I live in such a small flat so I can afford food and clothes." REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVRV
January 18, 2018
Drayang dancer Lhaden, 38, prepares to leave her house and go to work in a bar in the capital city of...
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
Drayang dancer Lhaden, 38, prepares to leave her house and go to work in a bar in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. Lhaden, a divorced mother-of-two, dances until midnight, and like thousands of her compatriots, is struggling to make ends meet. "I'm not happy or sad about things, I have no other choice," she said. Lhaden, who earns $125 a month, is counting the pennies. "I live in such a small flat so I can afford food and clothes." REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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RTX4DVRR
January 18, 2018
Zeko, 73, poses for a portrait at his home in Punakha, Bhutan, December 13, 2017. "I'm happy to have...
PUNAKHA, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
Zeko, 73, poses for a portrait at his home in Punakha, Bhutan, December 13, 2017. "I'm happy to have a mobile phone so I can talk to my relatives and children any time I want," Zeko said. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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RTX4DVRN
January 18, 2018
A man sings in a Karaoke bar beside a portrait of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in the capital...
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
A man sings in a Karaoke bar beside a portrait of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
BHUTAN-CHANGE/
RTX4DVRE
January 18, 2018
A masked dancer performs on the mountains above the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017....
Thimphu, Bhutan
The Wider Image: Dance bars and mobile phones: changing face of Bhutan
A masked dancer performs on the mountains above the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton SEARCH "BHUTAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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