Thousands rejoice as Democratic leader from Burma is released

BBC News reported that Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy leader from Burma, was finally released after seven years under house arrest.

Thousands of supporters waited outside the Nobel Peace Prize winner's house, anticipating her release.

The Guardian reported that the junta that runs Burma announced Nov. 13, 2010 as her release date and much anticipation was built up in the weeks prior to her release.

There is no telling what Aung San Suu Kyi's role will be or what the military will allow her to do now that she is free, because her political party is illegal.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been in and out of prison and house arrest since 1989.

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