Profile: Myanmar's Aung Suu Kyi

Associated Press
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, arrives at Yangon International Airport to leave for Bangkok,  her first trip out of Myanmar in 24 years, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 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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