Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to Washington, D.C., this week to receive a medal from Congress, one stop on the leader’s more-than-two-week tour of the United States. The democratic activist from Burma will also travel through the Midwestern states and to California. For many years a prominent dissident in Burma, Suu Kyi was released from house arrest two years ago and has since maintained a high international profile. Her visit is concurrent with a trip by Burma’s president, Thein Sein, who will gather with other world leaders at the United Nations.
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