A global celebrity — even in an emerging democracy. And the first-ever American president to visit the country formerly known as Burma.
People welcome U.S. President Barack Obama as his vehicle convoy leaves Yangon International Airport, Nov. 19, 2012.
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Young boys and girls line the streets waving flags along the motorcade route in anticipation of the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.
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Myanmar students wave miniature Myanmar and American flags as they wait to welcome the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama at Yangon International Airport on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Yangon, Myanmar.
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Students hold U.S. and Myanmar's national flags as they wait for U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival in front of Yangon International Airport, Nov. 19, 2012.
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