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Burma seeks investment and jobs

Burma is a country undergoing extraordinary economic and political change.

And for the first time in nearly 50 years, its current head of state has just visited the White House.

But while President Thein Sein is on the international stage looking to draw in foreign investment, the people of Burma want more jobs, affordable food and clothing, and a constant supply of gas and electricity.

Can the president deliver on those basic needs?

The BBC's Jonathan Head files this report.