Obama's historic Myanmar visit

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi address members of the media at Suu Kyi's residence in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Obama who touched down Monday morning, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Asian nation also known as Burma, said his historic visit to Myanmar marks the next step in a new chapter between the two countries. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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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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