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Suu Kyi visits Europe for first time in 24 years

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Myanmar's Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Geneva on her first visit to Europe in 24 years.

The democracy activist, who spent years under house arrest for opposing the military junta in her native country, smiled and waved as she stepped out of the plane that landed in the Swiss city at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday.

Dressed in blue and wearing three white roses in her hair, Suu Kyi greeted local officials who received her on the tarmac amid tight security.

She was then taken by limousine to a hotel where she will spend the night before visiting the U.N.'s European headquarters Thursday to deliver a speech at the International Labor Organization's annual assembly.

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