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Children And Admirers Line The Streets For Obama In Myanmar

A global celebrity — even in an emerging democracy. And the first-ever American president to visit the country formerly known as Burma.

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Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Young boys and girls line the streets waving flags along the motorcade route in anticipation of the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

Khin Maung Win / AP

Myanmar students wave miniature Myanmar and American flags as they wait to welcome the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama at Yangon International Airport on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Yangon, Myanmar.

Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters

Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama wearing T-shirts depicting his picture hold posters of him and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they wait for his arrival in front of Yangon International Airport, Nov. 19, 2012.