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Burma

In Burma, They Love Obama Like It's 2008

While President Barack Obama's approval rating in the U.S. is wavering, the love for him in Myanmar has not faltered. On Friday, he attended a town hall-style meeting at the University of Yangon and was met by an enthusiastic crowd, eager for handshakes and snapshots. 

 

  1. One woman lurched at Obama while photographing it at the same time.
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    One woman lurched at Obama while photographing it at the same time.

  2. The center of the Instagram universe was right here for a few minutes.
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    The center of the Instagram universe was right here for a few minutes.

  3. He reached into the bleachers, but just barely.
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    He reached into the bleachers, but just barely.

  4. They even made up special T-shirts.
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    They even made up special T-shirts.

  5. Is there a better way to shake 10 hands at once?
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    Is there a better way to shake 10 hands at once?

  6. O-B-A-M-A
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    O-B-A-M-A

  7. We haven't seen him smile this much in a long time.
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    We haven't seen him smile this much in a long time.