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Aung San Suu Kyi finally picks up Rome citizen award

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Aung San Suu Kyi finally picks up Rome citizen award

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been made an honorary citizen of Rome 19 years after the honour was awarded to her.

She was originally given the citizenship in 1994 but being under house arrest she was unable to collect it until now.

During the award ceremony, Suu Kyi denied that she had done anything special, saying only that she had made “choices” in her life and “not sacrifices”.

The Nobel laureate is due to be granted an audience with Pope Francis later on Monday.