Clinton to meet Nobel winner Suu Kyi in Myanmar

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Myanmar's President Thein Sein, left, meets with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during a meeting at the President's Office in Naypyidaw, Myanmar Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)
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Myanmar's President Thein Sein, left, meets with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during …

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar, for dinner with Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee).

Pro-democracy activist Suu Kyi has spent most of the last 20 years in and out of house arrest as she protested Myanmar's military-led regime. Recently, though, President Thein Sein has begun a series of democratic reforms that have attracted U.S. attention. Suu Kyi says she will run in upcoming parliamentary elections.

Clinton met earlier Thursday with Myanmar's leaders and encouraged them to "keep moving in the right direction."

Before dinner with Suu Kyi, Clinton was touring the Shwedagon Pagoda, a 2,500-year-old Buddhist temple.

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