Myanmar Obama

November 17, 2012 - 5:34 PM
A woman takes a photo of a wall painting created by Myanmar graffiti artists to welcome U.S. President Barack Obama on a street in Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Obama will visit Myanmar on Monday, in a first for a sitting U.S. president. White House officials on Thursday said he will use his visit "to lock down progress and to push on areas where progress is urgently needed" — most notably freeing political prisoners and ending ethnic tensions in the western state of Rakhine and the northern state of Kachin. Obama's stop in Myanmar, scheduled to last about six hours, is the centerpiece of his first foreign tour since winning re-election. (AP Photo)