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  • Flags of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party fly outside her residence Friday, Nov.16, 2012, in Yangon, Myanmar.

    The four-day trip, intended to reinforce America's role as a counterweight to Chinese influence, is Obama's first abroad since June.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 12:00 AM EST
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  • Pagodas in Kyaukmyaung, east of Shwebo, Myanmar are seen destroyed after a strong earthquake on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

    A strong earthquake collapsed a bridge and damaged ancient Buddhist pagodas in northern Myanmar, and as many as 12 people were feared dead.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 10:30 AM EST
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  • President Barack Obama is seen through the window of a limo as he returns to the White House for the first time since his victory on election day, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

    Would be the first such visit by an American president; administration tried to aid recent democratic progress by easing sanctions.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 6:30 AM EST
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  • A Muslim refugee man carries water containers at Thechaung refugee camp in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

    Latest violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims began Oct. 21 and has left at least 84 people dead.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2012, 9:30 AM EST
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  • A Rakhine refugee lies on a bed under medical treatment at Sittwe hospital in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

    In June, ethnic violence killed at least 90 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes. About 75,000 have been living in refugee camps ever since.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2012, 9:00 AM EST
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