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Myanmar community in US hopes for change

Myanmar's president is visiting the United States for the first time in nearly half a century.

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Myanmar's president is visiting the United States for the first time in nearly half a century.

Thein Sein's visit comes as his government is initiating reforms after decades of military rule.

Al Jazeera's John Hendren caught up with some members of the Myanmar community in the US state of Iowa, to find out what whey want from the new government in Yangon.

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