Obama's historic Myanmar visit

Associated Press
Myanmar students wave miniature Myanmar and American flags as they wait to welcome the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama at Yangon International Airport on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Yangon, Myanmar.  (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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In a historic breakthrough, President Barack Obama on Nov. 19 stepped onto the soil of long-shunned Myanmar and into the flag-waving embrace of its once repressed people. "You gave us hope," he declared, the first U.S. president to visit what not long ago had been an international outcast.

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