Profile: Myanmar's Aung Suu Kyi

Associated Press
In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 photo, Myanmar opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, arrives at Yangon International airport, Myanmar, to depart for the U.S. in Yangon. Suu Kyi left Sunday on her first U.S. trip since she was put under house arrest in1990. She will be feted in Washington this week and presented Congress's highest award, the latest milestone in her journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman. The Nobel Peace laureate's 17-day U.S. tour, starting Monday, comes as the Obama administration considers easing its remaining sanctions on the country also known as Burma. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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The 67-year-old Suu Kyi, who spent 15 years under house arrest for opposing Myanmar's military rulers and was recently elected a member of parliament, is on a 17-day tour of the United States. She has already met with President Barack Obama and received the Congressional Gold Medal.

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