Aung San Suu Kyi has revealed the impact winning the Nobel Peace prize has had on her life.
Speaking at a conference in Oslo, Norway, as part of her European tour, Burma's pro-democracy leader said getting the honour in 1991 made her feel "real again".
She was under house arrest when it was announced, and she heard the news on the radio. Ms Aung San Suu Kyi said it had "opened a door in my heart".
In her speech she said that getting the news "reassured that Burma's plight had not been forgotten", and credited Western support as contributing to changes in Burma.