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'Jet-lagged' Hillary Clinton 'took nap' during historic Obama speech in Myanmar

Friday, 23 November 2012 - 11:30am IST Updated: Friday, 23 November 2012 - 11:31am IST | Agency: ANI
As Barack Obama made history by becoming the first American president to ever visit Myanmar, the Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, briefly fell asleep during his speech, shows a new video.
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As Barack Obama made history by becoming the first American president to ever visit Myanmar, the Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, briefly fell asleep during his speech, shows a new video.

Despite sitting next to former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, Clinton, 65, could not be roused by Obama's stirring rhetoric in support of the fledgling moves towards democracy in Myanmar.

According to the Daily Mail, throughout the speech, CNN cameras panned over the exhausted Clinton as she sat in the crowd of 1,500 attendees at the University of Yangon.

Clinton appeared to lose enthusiasm for the speech as it went along and by the end was struggling to keep her eyes open.

Clearly suffering from jet-lag, Clinton is one of the most traveled Secretaries of State in United States history and is expected to step down in the New Year from her position as America's top diplomat.


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