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The world's most famous prisoner of conscience, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has been released from house arrest amid scenes of jubilation in Myanmar. It's the first time she has been free to move outside her residence in Rangoon, the capital, since 2003.

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi speaks with supporters outside her home, where she was placed under house arrest for seven years, in Yangon November 13, 2010. Military-ruled Myanmar freed the Nobel Peace Prize-winner on Saturday after her latest period of house arrest expired, giving the country a powerful pro-democracy voice just days after a widely criticised election.

Soe Zeya Tun/Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

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