Profile: Myanmar's Aung Suu Kyi

Associated Press
Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, center, and members of her National League for Democracy party pay tribute to the independence heroes of Myanmar, during Martyr's Day ceremonies held outside the NLD headquarters Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Yangon, Myanmar. (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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