Obama Visits Myanmar

- 2012-11-19T13:10:01Z

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Sealed with a Kiss

Obama praised the government for allowing protests against the $3.6 billion Myitsone hydropower dam across the Irrawaddy River being built with China Power Investment Corp., which Thein Sein halted last year because it was against the "will of the people." He also called for civilian checks on the military, more freedom of expression and an end to religious and racial discrimination.

Left, U.S. President Barack Obama kisses Aung San Suu Kyi of the National League For Democracy following their meeting at her residence in Yangon.

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