Across the world, supporters of jailed Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi - like these activists in Tokyo - demanded her release on her 64th birthday.
A Burmese exile in Delhi portrayed the pro-democracy leader who has been in detention for much of the past 19 years.
Aung San Suu Kyi's supporters in Rangoon released balloons and small birds, and made offerings of food to Buddhist monks in her honour.
German activists protested for Aung San Suu Kyi's release in Berlin while an online petition has been signed by Hollywood stars and Nobel prize laureates.
The message was clear in London from exiled Burmese supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi who is currently on trial and being held in Rangoon's notorious Insein jail where many political prisoners are detained.
Candles were lit in Kuala Lumpur while European Union leaders warned Burma - unless she and 2,000 other political prisoners were released - the credibility of elections due in 2010 would be undermined.
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