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Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), left, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), second from left, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, fourth from right, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), third from right, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), second from right, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif), right, applaud as Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in the Capitol rotunda, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
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Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), left, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), second from left, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, fourth from right, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), third from right, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), second from right, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif), right, applaud as Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in the Capitol rotunda, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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