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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:27 PM

President Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon



President Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon


RANGOON--During his landmark trip to Burma Monday, President Barack Obama called on longtime pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi at the home here where she spent much of the last two decades under house arrest.

"I am proud to be the first American president to visit this spectacular country and I am very pleased that one of my first stops is to visit with an icon of democracy who's inspired so many people not just in this country but all around the world," Obama said from a porch of the home after meeting with Suu Kyi for about half an hour. "Here, through so many difficult years is where she displayed such unbreakable courage and determination."


read: http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/11/obama-visits-suu-kyi-149895.html?hp=l2


























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pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #2
rainlillie Nov 2012 #3
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riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #15

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:45 PM

1. kick

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:56 PM

2. Awesome pics!

K&R

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:58 PM

3. The pics are absolutely beautiful! You can see the

admiration and respect in the eyes of both. Thank you for posting them.

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Response to rainlillie (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:14 PM

6. they both have extraordinary personas

. . . which are, indeed, reflected in their engaging faces.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:01 PM

4. She is an example of

the fact that Democracy is damn hard work.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:02 PM

5. K&R!

He makes people feel comfortable. Can you imagine if Bush, McCain or Romney had tried to hug her or kiss her cheek? Would have been the most awkward photo ever...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:09 PM

7. .

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Response to bigtree (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:52 PM

12. Compare with this!



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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:29 PM

8. Wonderful pics!

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:51 PM

9. .

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:38 PM

10. .

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:48 PM

11. Those are magnificent photos

Thank you

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:52 PM

13. right on, malaise!

great article here w/vid of speech at University today:

President Obama Embraces Burma's Deliberate Turn Toward Democracy

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021850535

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:16 PM

15. Kick and a BIG rec! I love these photos. Sheer dignity and grace on display. nt

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