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Democracy Figure Makes Appearance

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi ventured out of her house Friday for the first time in three weeks, visiting her mother’s grave on the eighth anniversary of her death.

Accompanied by a score of members of her National League for Democracy, Suu Kyi placed a bouquet of gladioluses on the grave, located near Rangoon’s holiest shrine, the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda.

Burma’s military regime has rejected Suu Kyi’s appeals for a political dialogue and in recent months has steadily tightened restrictions on her movements.

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