Aung San Suu Kyi joined Myanmar's generals at an annual military parade for the first time Wednesday as the army put on a show of strength in the face of spreading sectarian bloodshed.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) speaks with Major General Zaw Win (L), Deputy Minister for Border Affairs, during a ceremony marking Myanmar's 68th Armed Forces Day in Naypyidaw on March 27, 2013. Her attendance at the parade came as the military reaffirmed its role in national politics, two years after the generals ceded power to a reformist government.
Her symbol-laden appearance at the Armed Forces Day parade in the capital Naypyidaw underscored the country's startling transformation since the former junta ceded power to a reformist government two years ago.
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