Myanmar Obama Scarred University

November 18, 2012 - 3:33 AM
In this picture taken on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, repair work progresses at Yangon University's Convocation Hall, in Yangon, Myanmar. Inside the school's Convocation Hall, where President Barack Obama will deliver a speech on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, is a riot of staple guns, buzz saws, sandpaper, hammers, spackle, drills, brooms, and fresh paint. But the facade of the building remains cracked with a black crust. Local superstition holds that scrubbing the building clean would unbalance the resigned calm that has settled on the campus and spark another round of unrest. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)