In this picture taken on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, Paul Myathein, a 63-year-old English teacher, poses in Yangon, Myanmar. For Myathein, U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit is, he said, “a dream ... more 
In this picture taken on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, Paul Myathein, a 63-year-old English teacher, poses in Yangon, Myanmar. For Myathein, U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit is, he said, “a dream only.” In 1963, Myathein became a member of the American Center, a cultural outpost of the U.S. Embassy in Yangon with a well-stocked lending library, a popular book club and English-language classes. Gatherings of more than five people were once banned in Myanmar and during those years, the American Center was one of few safe places for public debate. Word of Obama’s historic visit has spread quickly around Yangon, which is readying itself with legions of hunched workers painting fences and curbs, pulling weeds and scraping grime off old buildings in anticipation of the president’s Monday arrival. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gemunu Amarasinghe
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