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Aung San Suu Kyi in Oxford

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Oxford Photo: PA

It's a day they thought might never come. A day when Aung San Suu Kyi was reunited not only with the city where she studied, but the place where she shared a life with her husband and children.

Burma's oppressive regime had deprived its people of everything. When Aung San Suu Kyi returned to Burma in 1988, she was thrust into the heart of her country's campaign for democracy.

But she was already a devoted wife and mother. She had every intention of coming back to Oxford. Instead, she was separated from her family and saw her husband only once before he died form cancer ten years later.

"I find it hard to remember her as Aung Sann Suu Kyi. To us she's Sue. We used to see Sue and chat to her when she was off to Sainsbury's doing the shopping like everybody else," says her former neighbour and friend Quentin Campbell.

Arriving to a very special welcome in Oxford. Aung San Suu Kyi was reunited not only with the city where she studied, but the place where she shared a life with her husband and children.

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