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  • New democratic era dawning in Myanmar story has photos
    Updated: Feb-02-16 8:49 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Led by a triumphant Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar is preparing to take a historic leap into uncharted territory, having only known democracy for 14 of its 1,000 years of recorded history. Suu Kyi, who scored a stunning victory in last year's elections, follows a procession of absolute monarchs, British colonial rulers and home-bred generals who are still standing tall in the wings.