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Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's military seized power on February 1 in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids.

February 01, 2021 / 08:36 PM IST
Myanmar soldiers are seen inside City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar February 1. (Image: Reuters)
Myanmar soldiers are seen inside City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar, February 1. (Image: Reuters)
People line up outside a bank branch in Yangon, Myanmar February 1. (Image: Reuters)
People line up outside a bank branch in Yangon, Myanmar, February 1. (Image: Reuters)
Myanmar military vehicles are seen inside Myanmar's national television office in Yangon, Myanmar February 1. (Image: Reuters)
Myanmar military vehicles are seen inside Myanmar's national television office in Yangon, Myanmar, February 1. (Image: Reuters)
Buddhist monks walk past Sule pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar February 1. (Image: Reuters)
Buddhist monks walk past Sule pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, February 1. (Image: Reuters)
View of City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar February 1. (Image: Reuters)
View of City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar, February 1. (Image: Reuters)
A cyclist passes the regional government office in Yangon, Myanmar February 1. (Image: Reuters)
A cyclist passes the regional government office in Yangon, Myanmar, February 1. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Feb 1, 2021 08:36 pm

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