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Excited crowds greet Suu Kyi on campaign trail

Excited crowds greet Suu Kyi on campaign trail

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters as she stands on the back of a vehicle near a market in Kawhmu township, the constituency where she will contest April by-elections. Picture taken on Feb 11, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS KAWHMU, Myanmar (AFP) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was greeted by cheering crowds on Saturday as she hit the campaign trail in the constituency where she is standing for parliament for the first time. Thousands of excited supporters lined the roads to greet her convoy, waving flags of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party and photos of Ms Suu Kyi and her father, Myanmar's independence hero Aung San. The democracy icon has already made two campaign trips outside the city ahead of April's by-elections, but this is her first day taking to the streets of the rural township of Kawhmu, where she is contesting th...

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