Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives in Burma, the first secretary of state to visit the country in more than half a century.
Dec. 2, 2011 Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak together after their meeting at Suu Kyi's residence laying out a framework for reforms. In March the army handed power to a civilian government after almost five decades of military regime's strong arm rule. The handover took place after a controlled election under a new constitution that preserved much of the military clout. Internet has been loosened up as inaccessible foreign news and opposition Web sites have been unblocked. Paula Bronstein/AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo