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Suu Kyi visits pagodas in ancient city

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 - 01:04

July 5 - Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi keeps a low profile as she visits pagodas on the second day of a countryside visit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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STORY: Trailed by undercover police, Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi kept a low profile on Tuesday (July 5) as she visited pagodas on the second day of a countryside visit that is testing the patience of the military-backed government. The visit to Bagan, an ancient city 430 miles north of Yangon known for centuries-old Buddhist temples, is the first time the 66-year-old Nobel laureate has left Yangon since her release from house arrest last November. But she was not rallying big crowds after her National League for Democracy urged her followers to stay away, fearing a repeat of a bloody attack on her motorcade in 2003 in which 70 of her supporters were killed. The NLD is banned but remains politically active. Suu Kyi is now allowed to travel where she wants. But the government warned last month of "chaos and riots" if she sought to rally supporters and accused her of trying to exploit the public.

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Suu Kyi visits pagodas in ancient city

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 - 01:04