Suu Kyi starts Europe tour
- Published: 13 Jun 2012 at 11.48
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Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi left Myanmar Wednesday on her first trip to Europe since 1988 to formally accept the Nobel Peace Prize that thrust her into the global limelight two decades ago.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) is surrounded by media representatives ahead of her departure at Yangon International Airport, on June 13. Suu Kyi left Myanmar on her first trip to Europe since 1988 to formally accept the Nobel Peace Prize that thrust her into the global limelight two decades ago.
Her visit marks a new milestone in the political changes that have swept through the country formerly known as Burma since decades of outright military rule ended last year, bringing to power a new quasi-civilian government.
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