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Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi on US Tour

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has begun a two-week visit to the United States, where she is to receive Congress' highest honor. Her visit includes the states of California, New York and Indiana. Fort Wayne, Indiana is home to one of the country's largest Burmese-American communities.
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Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Senators (L-R) John Kerry (D-MA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Harry Reid (D-NV), Jim Webb (D-VA), and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., September 19, 2012.
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Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Senators (L-R) John Kerry (D-MA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Harry Reid (D-NV), Jim Webb (D-VA), and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., September 19, 2012.

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Voice of America, September 18, 2012 (Neeta Maskey Torrini/VOA)
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Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Voice of America, September 18, 2012 (Neeta Maskey Torrini/VOA)

Aung San Suu Kyi is presented with the Global Vision Award by Asia Society trustee Tom Freston at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., September 18, 2012.
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Aung San Suu Kyi is presented with the Global Vision Award by Asia Society trustee Tom Freston at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., September 18, 2012.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) introduces Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to speak at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., September 18, 2012.
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) introduces Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to speak at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., September 18, 2012.

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi (C) is presented with Congressional Gold Medal by Speaker of US House John Boehner as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (2nd L) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) look on Sept. 19, 2012
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Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi (C) is presented with Congressional Gold Medal by Speaker of US House John Boehner as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (2nd L) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) look on Sept. 19, 2012

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