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Brand & Martínez for September 20, 2012




US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Congressional Gold Medal presentation ceremony for Myanmar's Member of Parliament and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi September 19, 2012 in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, DC.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Congressional Gold Medal presentation ceremony for Myanmar's Member of Parliament and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi September 19, 2012 in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, DC.
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