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Updated: December 29, 2012 02:54 IST

Sweater knit by Suu Kyi sells for $50,000

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The sweater knit by Suu Kyi.
AP The sweater knit by Suu Kyi.

A hand-knit woollen sweater made by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (67) has sold at an auction in Myanmar for almost $50,000.

A Myanmar-based radio station won a bidding war during an auction on Thursday night held by Ms. Suu Kyi’s party. The auction was part of a fundraising concert organised by the National League for Democracy party for education of poor children.

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