30 Jun '12, 5am

Suu Kyi returns to Myanmar after European tour to hundreds of cheering supporters

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi walks among her supporters as she arrives at Yangon international airport on her return from Europe June 30, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS YANGON (AFP) - Hundreds of cheering supporters welcomed democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi back to Myanmar on Saturday after her triumphant five-nation European tour. The opposition leader arrived in Yangon after an exhausting two-week visit to Europe where she was given a reception normally reserved for heads of state and toasted for her peaceful resistance to dictatorship. Ms Suu Kyi, 67, will now prepare for the reopening of Myanmar's fledgling parliament in Naypyidaw on Wednesday when she will take her place - alongside her National League for Democracy (NLD) colleagues - as an elected MP for the first time. On her first visit to Europe in more than two decades the Nobel Peace laureate - wh...

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