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'Power of Hope' on Display in Burma, Says Obama

13 February 2013

In his first State of the Union address of his second term in office, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday recalled the “power of hope” that he witnessed during his visit to Burma last November. “I saw the power of hope last year in Rangoon—when Aung San Suu Kyi welcomed an American President into the home where she had been imprisoned for years; when thousands of Burmese lined the streets, waving American flags, including a man who said, ‘There is justice and law in the United States. I want our country to be like that.’”