March 27, 2013

CONTINUALLY SURPRISED:

Aung San Suu Kyi surprise spectator at Burma Armed Forces Day parade (Kate Hodal, 3/27/13, The Guardian)

Helicopters buzzed overhead, tanks thundered past, and fighter jets snaked into the sky during Burma's annual Armed Forces Day celebration on Wednesday, where one very unexpected guest sat watching all the pomp and ceremony from a front-row seat: opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Once an ardent critic of Burma's military and its heavy-handed role in politics, Aung San Suu Kyi sat amid many of the same generals who had kept her under house arrest for nearly 20 years, and watched with them as military jeeps rolled by.

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