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    The illegal wildlife trade is ranked the third most profitable criminal activity in the world. Some of the most sought after animals on the black market are snakes, but as Ellijahna Victoria explains, a Buddhist monk in Myanmar is on a crusade to save the reptiles from an untimely death.

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    In This Story: Myanmar

    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

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