Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 7:26 am
Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, center, at an campaign event on Tuesday.
Credit Soe Than Win / AFP/Getty Images
Myanmar's upcoming special parliamentary elections just became more legitimate. Aung San Suu Kyi, a leading opposition figure in the country as well as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, said she will mount a campaign for a seat in parliament.
In this case, a photo taken today when Hillary Rodham Clinton had a private dinner in Myanmar with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi speaks volumes about the purpose and meaning of the first visit to the country by an American secretary of state in more than five decades.