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    Burma’s Suu Kyi to Go Abroad

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters from the gate of her house on the occasion of festivities marking the country's new year in Yangon on April 16, 2012.  Myanmar is likely to shake off tough EU sanctions this month, analysts said, after a dramatic change of policy from Britain and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the wake of sweeping reforms.      AFP PHOTO/Soe Than WIN (Photo credit should read Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to visit Norway and the U.K. this summer, her first trip out of the country in 24 years. She spent almost 20 years under house arrest in Burma, and refused to leave the country lest the military government refuse to let her back in. She was unable to go to Oslo in 1991 to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, or to visit the U.K. to see her dying husband in 1999. She was released from house arrest in November 2010 and elected to Parliament last month.

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