– this made me tear up: Aung San Suu Kyi giving her first statement in Myanmar’s Parliament:

Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma's parliament

(Photo credits: Associated Press)

Not as much as what she said but that Suu Kyi’s voice was finally heard:

To become a truly democratic union with a spirit of the union, equal rights and mutual respect, I urge all members of parliament to discuss the enactment of the laws needed to protect equal rights of ethnicities

H/T the BritsBurma’s Suu Kyi urges minority rights (BBC, July 25, 2012)