Obama Praises Aung San Suu Kyi

    U.S. President Barack Obama looks at Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speak at her residence in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Obama touched down Monday morning, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Asian nation also known as Burma. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win, Pool)

    Khin Maung Win, Pool / AP Photo

    President Obama praised Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to Burma on Monday. Speaking from the activist’s home, Obama said, “It is here where she showed that human freedom and human dignity cannot be denied.” Suu Kyi spent years under house arrest as a result of her activism against the country’s repressive regime. Obama also met with President Thein Sein, who has initiated a series of economic and political reforms in the country since 2011.

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