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DEMOCRACY Obama Praises Aung San Suu Kyi Khin Maung Win, Pool / AP Photo

Obama Praises Aung San Suu Kyi

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.

November 19, 2012 6:25 AM