Photo Gallery Burma's Suu Kyi, Free at Last

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has finally been released from house arrest in Burma. The news sparked hopes that she could spearhead change in a deeply repressive country. Commentators warned the odds were stacked against the Nobel Laureate's campaign for freedom.
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Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest over the weekend. The pro-democracy campaigner has spent more than 15 of the last 21 years in different forms of detention. Here she addresses jubilant supporters.

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Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi reached out to Myanmar's splintered opposition forces. "We must work together," she told the crowds. Her party won elections in Burma 20 years ago but was never allowed to rule.

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The country's military leaders finally let her out of prison on Nov. 13. Suu Kyi told supporters that she would continue to fight for democracy, despite the risk she may be jailed again for her views.

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World leaders cheered the news. US President Barack Obama described her as a "personal hero" and a number of European leaders called her "an inspiration."

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Her release by the military junta comes almost a week after they staged a general election widely slammed by international observers for being neither free, fair, nor inclusive.

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Suu Kyi, 65, is the daughter of Myanmar independence hero Aung San. Her supporters wore her image on T-shirts and waved placards.

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Demonstrators celebrating her release took to streets across Asia. Here supporters in New Delhi, India, set off fire crackers to celebrate her release.

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A Buddhist monk holds a picture of Myanmar's newly-released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the headquarters of the National League for Democracy, her political party. Two days after her release she got down to business, trying to make her political party legal again.

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