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Anti-coup protesters gather at an intersection in downtown Yangon, Myanmar. Protesters gathered in Myanmar's biggest city Monday despite the ruling junta's thinly veiled threat to use lethal force if people answered a call for a general strike opposing the military takeover three weeks ago.

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Campaigners display placards at an intersection in Yangon, Myanmar.

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A vehicle with Myanmar and military flags and supporters of the Myanmar military and the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party passes by a row of police trucks with police security onboard parked near the Kyauktada police station in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar military television said Monday that the military was taking control of the country for one year, while reports said many of the country's senior politicians including Aung San Suu Kyi had been detained.

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Students wearing face shields and masks attend a class by keeping social distancing at a high school in Yangon, Myanmar. All the high schools in Myanmar reopened following a closure due to the new coronavirus.

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Workers wearing face mask and face shield to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, sew behind white partition surrounding their sewing tables as they work at a garment factory at Industrial Zone in Yangon, Myanmar. Despite a poor public health infrastructure and crowded urban areas, Myanmar has reported a surprising low number of COVID-19 cases, with just a little over 200 confirmed and a few deaths.

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Reuters journalists Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw She Oo wave as they walk out from Insein Prison after being released in Yangon, Myanmar. The chief of the prison said two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking the country's Officials Secrets Act have been released.

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Myanmar workers march during a ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Clad in traditional attire, ethnic Shan people throw water at each other during a traditional water festival in Yangon, Myanmar.

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A Myanmar official stands while a truck carrying released prisoners park near the gate at Insein prison Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar President Win Myint has granted amnesty to more than 8,500 prisoners, reportedly including at least three dozen political prisoners.

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Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, center, is welcomed by his wife Chit Su Win, second left, and his daughter as he arrives at the court for his trial, Yangon, Myanmar.

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Journalists release black balloons as they protest during the trial of two Reuters journalists near the court on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. Prosecutors in Myanmar formally charged two journalists from the Reuters news agency with violating the Official Secrets Act, signaling the case will go forward despite international condemnation.

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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan speaks as Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, left, listens during a meeting with members of the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Buddhist monks march during a rally against the recent violence in central Myanmar, in Yangon. Myanmar's second-largest city, Mandalay, is quiet after an overnight curfew restored calm following two nights of violence led by Buddhist extremists. Authorities imposed the curfew after attacks on minority Muslims left two dead and 14 injured, raising fears that ethnic violence that has plagued the country for two years may escalate again.

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Portraits of Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi are exhibited at an art gallery in Yangon where a group of Myanmarese artists are showcasing an exhibition of 69 portraits of Suu Kyi, depicting the life and different moods of the Nobel laureate to mark her 69th birthday, which falls on June 19.

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