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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - Page updated at 04:30 a.m.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits London, Oxford on UK tour
The Associated Press
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has started her week-long visit to the UK, visiting places where she once lived but has not seen for 24 years.
On Tuesday Suu Kyi discussed Myanmar with a panel at the London School of Economics.
Later she will travel to Oxford, where she studied and lived for many years with her late husband, Michael Aris, and their two sons. Trip organizers say she will celebrate her 67th birthday there with family and friends.
Oxford University will award her an honorary degree Wednesday.
Suu Kyi was kept under house arrest by Myanmar's rulers for 15 years, and was freed in 2010.
She decided to visit Europe after the Myanmar government assured her she will not be blocked from returning home.
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