Aung San Suu Kyi received Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 19:  Burmese opposi...
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 19: Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi (C) is presented with a U.S. Congressional Gold Medal by Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (L) as House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (2nd L) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) look on during a presentation ceremony at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol September 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with the medal for her leadership and commitment to human rights and for promoting freedom, peace and democracy in Myanmar, also known as Burma. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

(by pio dal cin) Wendsday Sept 19 2012
Was awarded the highest civil honor today as she received  the Congressional Gold Medal

Aung San Suu Kyi ha ricevuto la Medaglia d'oro del Congresso dalla mani dello Speaker of the House John Boehner nella Rotunda della Capitol Hill di Washington oggi

Aung San Suu Kyi received Congressional Gold Medal

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has received the Congressional Gold Medal, which she was awarded in absentia in 2008, while under house arrest.
In her acceptance speech before the US Congress, she said it was one of the most moving days of her life.
Ms Suu Kyi added "from the depths of my heart I thank you, the people of the America... for keeping us in your hearts in the dark years when freedom seemed beyond our reach."

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