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Burma moving 'in better direction' - US President Obama

18 November 2012 Last updated at 21:47 GMT

On Monday US President Obama will become the first ever serving American head of state to visit Burma, following a year in which the country's commitment to reform has been praised.

Referring to continued human rights abuses in Burma, Mr Obama said the country was moving "in a better direction", but needed to show "much greater progress".

Jonathan Head reports from Rangoon.