Myanmar's Suu Kyi departs on landmark US visit
YANGON - Agence France-Presse
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) holds a bouquet flowers as she walks through the international airport in Yangon on September 16, 2012. AFP photoDemocracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi left Myanmar Sunday for a landmark trip to the United States, set to see her feted by the US president and quizzed on the progress of reforms.
The Nobel laureate, who was elected to parliament this year, flew out of Yangon accompanied by new US ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell, according to an AFP reporter at the scene.