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From left, Thein Sein, president of Myanmar; Benigno Aquino III, president of the Philippines; Lee Hsien Loong, prime minister of Singapore; Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand; Nguyen Tan Dung, prime minister of Vietnam; and Hun Sen, prime minister of Cambodia, join hands after a signing ceremony of adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration during a summit for the association in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Attendees at the Retreat Session of the East Asia Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on Nov. 19, 2011, include (from left) U.S. President Barack Obama, Myanmar President Thein Sein (rear), Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Vietnamese President Nguyen Tan Dung, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. (Associated Press)

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Thein Sein, President of Myanmar, speaks Sept. 27, 2012, during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. (Associated Press)

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Thein Sein, President of Myanmar, speaks Sept. 27, 2012, during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly in New York told Myanmar President Thein Sein that the United States will ease its import ban on the country. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly in New York told Myanmar President Thein Sein that the United States will ease its import ban on the country. (Associated Press)

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Myanmar President Thein Sein (left) shakes hands with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during their meeting at the presidential house in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Monday, April 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) talks with Thein Sein, Myanmar's president, in Phnom Penh on Monday before the welcome dinner ahead of the 20th ASEAN Summit slated for Tuesday and Wednesday in Cambodia. (Associated Press)

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Three national leaders attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit — (from left) Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Myanmar President Thein Sein — join hands during a group photo at the opening ceremony of the bloc's 20th summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (left) talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein after a group photograph at the opening ceremony of the 20th ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Myanmar President Thein Sein (right) meets with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the President's Office in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

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**FILE** Attendees at the Retreat Session of the East Asia Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on Nov. 19, 2011, include (from left) U.S. President Barack Obama, Myanmar President Thein Sein (rear), Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Vietnamese President Nguyen Tan Dung, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (left) meets with President Thein Sein at the presidential office in the capital of Naypyitaw in 2010. (Associated Press)

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Female prisoners leave Insein Prison in Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, after they were released in an amnesty by Myanmar President Thein Sein. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)