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Young Bhutanese teenagers gather in the dance bar while the young girls provide escort service for the visitors at the New Lee Drayang and Throkhang in Thimphu, Bhutan. Young men gather in large numbers in bars similar to this one as cultural transition in Bhutan arrives rapidly. Television and the internet have been accessible only since 1999 in Bhutan, and were introduced despite widespread fears that their "controversial" content such as fashion shows, western music, wrestling, and pornography, could destroy the kingdom's traditional way of life based on unique Buddhist principles.  Photo: Sanjit Das/Panos
Young Bhutanese teenagers gather in the dance bar while the young girls provide escort service for the visitors at the New Lee Drayang and Throkhang in Thimphu, Bhutan. Young men gather in large numbers in bars similar to this one as cultural transition in Bhutan arrives rapidly. Television and the internet have been accessible only since 1999 in Bhutan, and were introduced despite widespread fears that their "controversial" content such as fashion shows, western music, wrestling,...
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