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Photo: President Obama's awkward side-hug with Burma opposition leader

Associated Press Published: November 18, 2012
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Charlie Spiering

During a press conference with Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her home, photographers snapped this photo of a grinning President Obama embracing her from the side.

Aung San Suu Kyi, it appears, is trying to strike a formal pose in response.

Obama became the first U.S. president to visit the Asian nation of Myanmar, recognized as Burma by the United States government.

"The US government position is still Burma but as we have said, different people call this country by different names," explained deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes on the trip.

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