Profile: Myanmar's Aung Suu Kyi

Associated Press
FILE - In this June 28, 2012 file photo, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits Sorbonne University in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

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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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