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posted: 9/19/2012 9:22 PM

Myanmar's Suu Kyi gets Congress' highest honor

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  • Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, receives the Congressional Gold Medal from Speaker of the House John Boehner, at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, as former first lady Laura Bush, back left, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell watch.

      Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, receives the Congressional Gold Medal from Speaker of the House John Boehner, at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, as former first lady Laura Bush, back left, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell watch.
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Lawmakers united by their respect of myanmar democracy leader aung san suu kyi on wednesday presented her with congress' highest civilian honor in a ceremony in the capitol rotunda, ahead of a meeting with president barack obama.

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