Suu Kyi set for history

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Myanmar's National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi heads towards a polling station at Wah Thin Kha village in Yangon. AP

Myanmar's National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi heads towards a polling station at Wah Thin Kha village in Yangon. AP

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A Myanmar woman casts her vote at a polling station at Mingala Taungnyunt Township, Yangon. AP

A Myanmar woman casts her vote at a polling station at Mingala Taungnyunt Township, Yangon. AP

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A Myanmar man casts his vote at a polling station at Mingala Taungnyunt Township, Yangon, Myanmar. AP

A Myanmar man casts his vote at a polling station at Mingala Taungnyunt Township, Yangon, Myanmar. AP

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People queue to cast their vote at a polling station in Yangon. AFP/Ye Aung Thu

People queue to cast their vote at a polling station in Yangon. AFP/Ye Aung Thu

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People look at a list with candidates' names, at a polling station in Yangon. AFP/Ye Aung Thu

People look at a list with candidates' names, at a polling station in Yangon. AFP/Ye Aung Thu

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An official of a polling station shows empty ballot box before starting balloting at Mingala Taungnyunt Township, Yangon. AP/Khin Maung Win

An official of a polling station shows empty ballot box before starting balloting at Mingala Taungnyunt Township, Yangon. AP/Khin Maung Win

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Election officials get ready before the opening of the polling station in Kawhmu. AFP/Christophe Archambault

Election officials get ready before the opening of the polling station in Kawhmu. AFP/Christophe Archambault

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An official election observer from the Indian embassy checks a polling station in Yangon. AFP/Ye Aung Thu

An official election observer from the Indian embassy checks a polling station in Yangon. AFP/Ye Aung Thu

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Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves a polling station in the village of Wah Thin Kha. AP/Altaf Qadri

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves a polling station in the village of Wah Thin Kha. AP/Altaf Qadri

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Myanmar voters line up to cast their vote for by-election at a polling station in Dagon Seikkan Township, eastern part of Yangon. AP/Khin Maung Win

Myanmar voters line up to cast their vote for by-election at a polling station in Dagon Seikkan Township, eastern part of Yangon. AP/Khin Maung Win

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Former Myanmar prime minister and military intelligence chief Khin Nyunt arrives to cast his vote at a polling station in Yangon. AFP/Ye Aung Thu

Former Myanmar prime minister and military intelligence chief Khin Nyunt arrives to cast his vote at a polling station in Yangon. AFP/Ye Aung Thu

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Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves a polling station in her car in the village of Wah Thin Kha, Myanmar. AP/Altaf Qadri

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves a polling station in her car in the village of Wah Thin Kha, Myanmar. AP/Altaf Qadri

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi smiles as she leaves after visiting a polling station in the constituency where she stands as a candidate in Kawhmu . Voting began in Myanmar elections seen as a test of the government's budding reforms, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing for a seat in parliament for the first time. AFP PHOTO/Christophe ARCHAMBAULT

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi smiles as she leaves after visiting a polling station in the constituency where she stands as a candidate in Kawhmu . Voting began in Myanmar elections seen as a test of the government's budding reforms, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing for a seat in parliament for the first time. AFP PHOTO/Christophe ARCHAMBAULT

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters as she travels through the constituency where she stands as a candidate in Kawhmu. Voting began in Myanmar elections seen as a test of the government's budding reforms, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing for a seat in parliament for the first time. AFP PHOTO/Christophe ARCHAMBAULT

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters as she travels through the constituency where she stands as a candidate in Kawhmu. Voting began in Myanmar elections seen as a test of the government's budding reforms, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing for a seat in parliament for the first time. AFP PHOTO/Christophe ARCHAMBAULT

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Supporters of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy gather outside the party headquarters as they wait to see the results of the by-election in Yangon, Myanmar. The party said Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar's parliament after Sunday's landmark election, setting the stage for her to hold public office for the first time. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Supporters of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy gather outside the party headquarters as they wait to see the results of the by-election in Yangon, Myanmar. The party said Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar's parliament after Sunday's landmark election, setting the stage for her to hold public office for the first time. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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A supporter of Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, center, shouts slogans while others wait for the election result for the country's by-elections outside the party headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

A supporter of Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, center, shouts slogans while others wait for the election result for the country's by-elections outside the party headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party supporters cheer upon the party's announcement in Yangon, Myanmar. Supporters of Suu Kyi erupted in euphoric cheers Sunday after her party said she won a parliamentary seat in a landmark election, setting the stage for her to take public office for the first time. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party supporters cheer upon the party's announcement in Yangon, Myanmar. Supporters of Suu Kyi erupted in euphoric cheers Sunday after her party said she won a parliamentary seat in a landmark election, setting the stage for her to take public office for the first time. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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An election official shows ballots with votes for Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy as votes are counted in Yangon. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An election official shows ballots with votes for Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy as votes are counted in Yangon. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party cheer holding a portrait of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they watch increasing votes on a screen at the roof of the NLD office in Yangon. Myanmar voted on Sunday in its third election in half a century. REUTERS/Staff

Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party cheer holding a portrait of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they watch increasing votes on a screen at the roof of the NLD office in Yangon. Myanmar voted on Sunday in its third election in half a century. REUTERS/Staff

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