Profile: Myanmar's Aung Suu Kyi

Associated Press
Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party supporters cheer upon the party's announcement in Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, April. 1, 2012. Supporters of Suu Kyi erupted in euphoric cheers Sunday after her party said she won a parliamentary seat in a landmark election, setting the stage for her to take public office for the first time. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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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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