Comedian, actor and political prisoner Zagana, who was released from Myitkyina prison in northern Myanmar, smiles at Yangon domestic airport October 12, 2011. About 300 political detainees were among ... more 
Comedian, actor and political prisoner Zagana, who was released from Myitkyina prison in northern Myanmar, smiles at Yangon domestic airport October 12, 2011. About 300 political detainees were among more than 6,000 prisoners released on Wednesday under a general amnesty, a senior prison official told Reuters. The United States, Europe and Australia have said freeing Myanmar's estimated 2,100 political prisoners is essential to even considering lifting sanctions that have crippled the pariah state and, over years, driven it closer to China. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) less 
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Wed, Oct 12, 2011 5:17 AM EDT