The picture spoke volumes, instantly re-broadcast as it hit the wires.
The first American Secretary of state in almost fifty years (Secretary of state John Foster Dulles paid a visit to the country, then under British rule, in 1955), greeting the iconic opposition leader of Myanmar, or Burma.
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