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Aung San Suu Kyi given Myanmar passport

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Myanmar has issued opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with a passport, her party said Tuesday, as the former political prisoner prepares to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years. 

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech during an electoral rally in Naypyidaw in March 2012. Myanmar has issued Suu Kyi with a passport, her party said Tuesday, as the former political prisoner prepares to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years.

The 66-year-old democracy icon, who spent much of the last two decades locked up in her Rangoon home by Myanmar's former junta, plans to visit Oslo next month to finally accept her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in person.

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