May 29, 2012

Suu Kyi's Global Tour

Hannah Beech, Time

AP Photo

Airport security crowded the fast-track immigration section at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on the evening of May 29. Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had arrived home shortly before from a trip to Australia. But the throngs of excited onlookers were not there to greet Thailand’s first female P.M., who was on her way back from meeting Australia’s own first female P.M., Julia Gillard. Instead, they had gathered after word trickled out that another lady leader had touched down in Bangkok. Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s iconic opposition leader, was making her first trip overseas in 24 years.

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