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Aung San Suu Kyi traveling to US

BBC:Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is traveling to the US on her 1st trip to the country in 2 decades. She will be presented with the Congressional Medal of Honor, among other awards.

Aung San Suu Kyi spent years under house arrest in Myanmar, but was elected to parliament in April. The civilian-led, but military-backed government has put a series of political and social reforms in place.

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