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Large crowds welcome Suu Kyi as she travels Thailand during world tour

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A supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi holds a portrait of her father and independence hero General Aung San ahead of her arrival at the Bangkok National Verification Centre in Samut Sakhon on the outskirts of Bangkok on May 31. Suu Kyi is on her first trip abroad in 24 years by telling an ecstatic crowd of Myanmar migrants in Thailand she would do all she could to help them.

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at a national verification center for Myanmar migrant workers in Samut Sakhon Province, Thailand on May 31.

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Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is greeted by supporters during a visit to an immigration center in the migrant workers community outside of Bangkok on May 31, in Mahachai, Thailand. Suu Kyi hopes to help improve the rights of Myanmar nationals living in Thailand. The Thailand trip is her first trip outside of Burma in 24 years as she attends the World Economic Forum on East Asia. Previously she was either under house arrest or too fearful to leave her home country incase the government didn't allow her return.

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Myanmar migrant workers take pictures with their mobile phones when Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves a center following her visit in Samut Sakhon Province, Thailand on May 31.

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