Foreign tourists at the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar
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Burma hopes Barack Obama's visit will boost the economy

History will be made in Burma on Monday as president Barack Obama becomes the first US leader to visit the country.

Mr Obama's visit could prove to be an important milestone in political and economic relations for the nation.

The BBC's Jonathan Head looks at how the visit from the US President could boost Burma's economic prospects.

  • 19 Nov 2012
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