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Aung San Suu Kyi given US Congressional Gold Medal

20 September 2012 Last updated at 06:49 BST

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has finally received in person the US Congressional Gold Medal she was awarded under house arrest in 2008.

She was given the honour at a special ceremony on Capitol Hill, attended by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former first lady Laura Bush.

Aung San Suu Kyi described it as "one of the most moving days of my life".

Zoe Conway reports.