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Monday, 6 May, 2002, 11:09 GMT 12:09 UK
In pictures: Freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi
Burma's pro-democracy leader has been freed from nearly 20 months of house arrest in the country's capital, Rangoon.

The military government's decision to release her came after mediation by the United Nations.

Buddhist monks walk past press photographer outside Aung San Suu Kyi's home
Aung San Suu Kyi's release was eagerly anticipated

Crowds at NLD headquarters
Crowds turned out to greet their returning heroine

Aung San Suu Kyi in the crowd
She was mobbed by supporters

Bus passengers in Rangoon watch the scene outside NLD headquarters
Other Rangoon residents seemed bemused by events

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses a press conference
Aung San Suu Kyi told a news conference that her release was unconditional

TV sets in Tokyo store carry Aung San Suu Kyi's address
Her statement was beamed around the world

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