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Suu Kyi onstage with Bono

Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi takes center stage with rock star Bono to receive her prize from Amesty International in a Concert in Dublin, Ireland dubbed “Electric Burma”. The award was given in 2009 but Suu Kyi was unable to receive it, being under house arrest for the past 21 years. The crowds joined in singing “Happy Birthday” to mark her 67th birthday on Tuesday. Bono told the democracy icon: “We know there are many many other places you could be…and we are humbled, we are grateful.” Suu Kyi replied: “To receive this award is to remind me that 24 years ago I took on duties from which I shall never be relieved but you have given me the strength to carry out”.

 

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