Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was greeted by dozens of supporters as she arrived at the Sydney airport Wednesday for her first ever trip to Australia.
The opposition lawmaker told reporters she hopes to use her five-day trip to explain what her party is doing to support democracy in Burma, which is shifting away from decades of harsh military rule.
Many of the dozens who gathered at the airport say they are excited to finally meet the Nobel laureate.
Aung San Suu Kyi later received honorary doctorates Wednesday from the University of Sydney and the University of Technology during a ceremony at the famed Sydney Opera House.
She will also give a series of speeches during visits to Canberra and Melbourne later this week.