June 15, 2012
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, is surrounded by media and residents Friday after her visit to the government building in Bern, Switzerland. The European trip is seen as a sign of gratitude to governments and organizations that supported Suu Kyi’s peaceful struggle against Myanmar’s former military rulers over more than two decades, 15 years of which she spent under house arrest.
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It has taken more than two decades, countless lonely nights and imponderable hardships for Aung San Suu Kyi to reach the Oslo podium. But Myanmar’s celebrated former political prisoner is finally getting the chance to make her case for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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