18 Feb '12, 2pm

Aung San Suu Kyi's campaign trail begins in Pyapon township

Aung San Suu Kyi's campaign trail begins in Pyapon township

Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, (centre), receives flowers from supporters during her campaign trip in Pyapon township on Friday, Feb 17, 2012. -- PHOTO: AP Smiling as she arrived at Hledon jetty, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was greeted by throngs of supporters as she kicked off her campaign trail to Pyapon township in Ayeyarwady division on Feb 17. Flanked by Thein Swe, she was bestowed with a floral wreath and a bouquet of flowers as a welcoming gesture from her supporters. As she made her way through the swarming mass of thousands of cheering and tooting supporters, she received a kiss from a child. It was evident from the crowd's reaction that Ms Suu Kyi represents hope for her people in becoming a lawmaker in her country's parliament. Some supporters even went as far as to wait in a small boat to greet Ms Suu Kyi, wh...

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