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Thursday, 14 June 2012 - 8:12
Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi begins landmark Europe visit.
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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Geneva, where she will address the United Nations at the start of a visit to Europe.

She is due to make a speech at the UN's International Labour Organisation, which has led a long campaign against child and slave labour in Burma.

Aung San Suu Kyi spent much of the past 24 years under house arrest in Burma.

The visit, her first to Europe since 1988, is seen as another milestone for the country's political progress.

During a tour lasting over two weeks, she will visit the UK, Switzerland, Ireland, France and Norway, where she will accept her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.

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