In this picture taken on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, Hla Shwe, a political prisoner who spent 25 years behind bars, poses in Yangon, Myanmar. "This trip is not only for Burma,” said U Hla

 

              In this picture taken on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, Hla Shwe, a political prisoner who spent 25 years behind bars, poses in Yangon, Myanmar. "This trip is not only for Burma,” said U Hla
In this picture taken on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, Hla Shwe, a political prisoner who spent 25 years behind bars, poses in Yangon, Myanmar. "This trip is not only for Burma,” said U Hla Shwe, 75. “America wants to balance power between China and Southeast Asian nations." Word of U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit has spread quickly around Yangon, which is readying itself with legions of hunched workers painting fences and curbs, pulling weeds and scraping grime off old buildings in anticipation of the president’s Monday arrival.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)