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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) were on hand as Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (center) received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow, at a ceremony Wednesday on September 19, 2012 in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former First Lady Laura Bush joined congressional leaders to pay tribute to Aung San Suu Kyi who was first awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2008, while she was under 15 years of house arrest in her native country. Four years after being awarded the Medal, Aung San Suu Kyi was finally able to accept the honor in person. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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