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Euphoric seas of supporters waved opposition party flags and offered yellow garlands. They lined crumbling roads for miles and climbed atop trees, cars and roofs as Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at impromptu rallies. Some cried as her convoy passed.
Looking into the giant crowds, Mr. Hein added: "I've never seen people's faces look like this before. For the first time, they have hope in their eyes."
"People had been afraid to discuss politics for so long," he said. "Now that she's visiting, the political spirit of people has been awakened."