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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.
President Obama's decision to re-establish full diplomatic relations with the military-backed government of Myanmar after 22 years has divided top congressional Republicans.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday announced that the U.S. and Myanmar will start the process of exchanging ambassadors, a distinct sign of a thaw in once frosty relations between the two countries.
Myanmar democracy movement leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Sunday with a Cabinet minister to discuss issues the resolution of which could lead to a breakthrough in the country's long-running political deadlock.
Myanmar freed an outspoken critic and a major ethnic rebel as it began releasing 6,300 convicts Wednesday in its latest liberalizing move, but it kept several political detainees behind bars, dampening hopes for a broader amnesty.
There's a new face keeping Chairman Mao company on Tiananmen Square.
Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was reunited Tuesday with her youngest son she last saw a decade ago, in an emotional moment at the Rangoon airport 10 days after she was released from detention.
Burma's military junta is expected to cement its grip on power Sunday in an election widely considered to be illegitimate.
Burma on Thursday published stringent rules for November's general election that demand candidates seek permission a week in advance to campaign, do not make speeches that "tarnish" the ruling military or shout slogans at processions.