Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a meeting with villagers at a primary school during a visit to an area near the Letpadaung copper mine, in Monywa township, 760 kilometers (450 miles) north of Yangon, central Myanmar, Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

    Opposition leader gets unusual dose of public scorn for siding with the government and its report endorsing the continued operation of a controversial copper mine.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 13, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT
  • A Karen ethnic minority representative stands in a line to participate in first ever NLD party congress in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, March 8, 2013.

    An important step toward making it more reflective of its democratic ideals and a sign of how far nation has come with political reform.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 08, 2013, 11:07 AM EST
  • Visitors buy books displayed during the Irrawaddy Literary Festival at Inya Lake hotel Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Yangon, Myanmar.

    The latest first for fast-reforming Myanmar — its first international literary festival — is putting the spotlight on dozens of the country's authors.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 01, 2013, 12:47 PM EST
  • Presenters show a hand-knit sweater, made by Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu kyi, during an auction at a fundraiser.

    Suu Kyi knitted the sweater — a red, green and blue V-neck — almost 30 years ago when she was living in England and raising her two children, said an aide.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 28, 2012, 3:27 AM EST