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Aung San Suu Kyi visits UN, New York

Published on Sep 22, 2012 5:40 PM
Ms Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of Myanmar's National League for Democracy, receives a Global Citizen Award from International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde during the third annual Global Citizen Awards Dinner in New York on Sept 21, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has visited the United Nations (UN) and received a new award as she paid tribune to unknown fighters for democracy in her country.

"Tonight I must pay tribute to my colleagues whose names are unknown to the world," said Ms Suu Kyi as she received the 2012 Global Citizen Award from the Atlantic Council, a think tank that promotes constructive United States (US) leadership and engagement in international affairs.

"Those unknown soldiers are so much bigger than others like me who are known and who had been given so many honors," she added.

The award was presented to her by Ms Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), at a dinner at New York's Plaza Hotel.

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