Obama's historic Myanmar visit

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Yangon University in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. This is the first visit to Myanmar by a sitting U.S. president. (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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