Image of Asia: Myanmar's soon-to-be-president in Parliament

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Posted: Mar 18, 2016 8:59 AM
Image of Asia: Myanmar's soon-to-be-president in Parliament

In this photo by Aung Shine Oo, President-elect Htin Kyaw attends a session of Myanmar's Parliament in the capital, Naypyitaw. Parliament elected him Tuesday to be the country's first civilian president after 54 years of direct or indirect military rule. The 70-year-old Htin Kyaw, a longtime confidant of the pro-democracy movement's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, will take office April 1 but questions remain about his position and power.