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Fond moments: When Obama met Suu Kyi during Myanmar trip

Last updated on: November 19, 2012 18:18 IST

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US President Barack Obama staged a historic meeting with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as he became the first American president to visit the nation. Here are some candid moments from Obama's landmark visit. 

United States President Barack Obama has praised Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her 'courage and determination', during a historic visit to the once repressive country.

"Here, through so many difficult years, is where she has displayed such unbreakable courage and determination," Obama said while standing side by side with his fellow Nobel peace laureate. "It is here where she showed that human freedom and human dignity cannot be denied," he said.

According to CNN, Obama 's remarks came as he met with Suu Kyi at her home in Myanmar on Monday.

Obama said that his visit to the lakeside villa where the pro-democracy icon spent years under house arrest marked a new chapter between the two countries.

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Image: US President Barack Obama kisses Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after their meeting at her residence in Yangon
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US President Barack Obama and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi kiss after their meeting at her residence in Yangon.



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Obama kisses Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after he met the Nobel Prize winner at her home.


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Obama kisses Aung San Suu Kyi following joint remarks at her residence in Yangon.

Obama became the first serving U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, trying during a whirlwind six-hour trip to strike a balance between praising the government's progress in shaking off military rule and pressing for more reform.



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Obama and Suu Kyi pose for photograhphers after their meet in Yangon.


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Obama and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi walk together during their meeting at her home in Yangon.



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Crowds line a street outside the home of Suu Kyi as Obama arrives to meet her in Yangon.


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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Suu Kyi embrace during their meeting at Suu Kyi's home in Yangon.



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Obama and Suu Kyi shake hands during their meeting at her residence.


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Obama places a floral offering at a shrine during his visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.



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Obama waves to the press during his meeting with Myanmar's President Thein Sein in Yangon.


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A girl presents Obama with a bouquet of flowers upon his arrival at Yangon International Airport.


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Mugs and flags are displayed in a shop showing Obama and Suu Ky in Yangon.


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Burmese people walk by a graffiti depicting Obama in the capital city.



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Obama and Clinton wave upon arriving at Yangon International Airport in Myanmar.


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