Slideshow: Military seizes power in Myanmar

Popularly elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s president, and cabinet ministers are arrested as the military declares a one-year state of emergency following tensions over disputed 2020 election results.
2021-01-31
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Myanmar soldiers are seen inside City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar February 1, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

 

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Aung San Suu Kyi attends the opening session of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

  

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Myanmar's President Win Myint (L) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (R) arrive to attend a reception to mark the 72nd anniversary of the country's National Union Day in Naypyidaw on February 12, 2019. (Photo by Thet AUNG / AFP)

 

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Myanmar military commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, attends a military exercise at Ayeyarwaddy delta region in Myanmar, February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Lynn Bo Bo/Pool

 

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View of City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar February 1, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

 

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Myanmar military vehicles are seen inside City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar February 1, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

 

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Buddhist monks walk past Sule pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar February 1, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

 

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Fear-strickened locals crowding to withdraw cash at an ATM of KBZ Bank in Yangon this morning. According to the sources, several ATM hit with cash outage this morning. RFA photo

 

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People walk next to Shwedagon Pagoda on an empty road in Yangon on February 1, 2021, following reports Myanmar's military has detained the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country's president in an apparent coup. STR / AFP

  

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People walk next to Shwedagon Pagoda on an empty road in Yangon on February 1, 2021. STR / AFP

  

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A military supporter holds a banner during a protest to demand an inquiry to investigate alleged election fraud on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Sai Aung MAIN / AFP)

 

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Buddhist monks and supporters of Myanmar's military take part in a protest against the country's election commision (UEC), the elected government, and foreign embassies in Yangon, Myanmar, January 30, 2021. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin

 

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Military supporters carry Myanmar's national flags during a protest to demand an inquiry into alleged election fraud in Yangon on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Sai Aung MAIN / AFP)

 

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Buddhist monks take part in a protest to demand an inquiry to investigate the Union Election Commission (UEC) in Yangon on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Sai Aung MAIN / AFP)

 

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Military supporters carry Myanmar's national flags during a protest to demand an inquiry to investigate alleged election fraud. (Photo by Sai Aung MAIN / AFP)

 

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Supporters of Myanmar's military take part in a protest against the Union Election Commission (UEC), the ruling NLD party, and foreign embassies in Yangon, Myanmar, January 30, 2021. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin

 

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Buddhist monks, supporters of Myanmar's military, take part in a protest against Union Election Commission, the elected government and foreign embassies in Yangon, Myanmar, January 30, 2021. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin

  

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Supporters of Myanmar's military take part in a protest against Union Election Commission, the elected government and foreign embassies in Yangon, Myanmar, January 30, 2021. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin

  

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A supporter of Myanmar's military takes part in a protest against Union Election Commission, the elected government and foreign embassies in Yangon, Myanmar, January 30, 2021. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tins

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