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Clinton visits Myanmar, meets Aung San Suu Kyi

The Secretary of State had a private dinner with opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi -- both wore white. During her meeting with President Thein Sein, the interpreters kept a low profile. She went barefoot for tour of Shwedagon Pagoda and poured water over a Buddist statue.  Full story.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi over dinner at the U.S. Chief of Mission Residence in Rangoon, Myanmar, Dec. 1. Clinton is traveling to the country on a two-day visit, the first by a U.S. Secretary of State in more than 50 years.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Myanmar's President Thein Sein at the President's Office in Naypyitaw Dec. 1, 2011. Clinton prepared for her first substantive talks with Myanmar's new leaders on Thursday, a meeting U.S. officials hope will embolden reformers in the reclusive country where entrenched military interests still loom large.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tours the Shwedegon Pagoda in Yangon, Dec. 1. Clinton offered Myanmar the first rewards for reform on Thursday, saying the United States would back more aid for the reclusive country and consider returning an ambassador after an absence of some two decades.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pours water over a Buddhist statue, as she tours the Shwedegon Pagoda, a Buddhist temple founded between the 6th and 10th centuries AD, in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Dec. 1.

 

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on a historic trip to Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country in the midst of dramatic change after years of isolation. NBC's Ian Williams reports.