Cobwebs cover its furniture and its rooms are long deserted, but a crumbling house in northern Myanmar is at the centre of a conservation battle by locals who say it was once home to George Orwell.
Photo taken on July 24, 2013 shows the house in Katha where British writer George Orwell is thought to have lived in the 1920s. A group of artists in a remote town in northern Myanmar has launched a campaign to preserve the house.
The remote trading post of Katha on the banks of the Irrawaddy -- and the house lived in by Orwell in the 1920s -- were immortalised in the acclaimed British author's first novel, "Burmese Days".
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