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UPDATED | Sudan's military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

Sudan's military seized power Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the prime minister, and thousands flooded the streets to protest the coup that threatened the country's shaky progress toward democracy.

Sudanese protesters take part in the second day of a sit-in to call for the dissolving of the joint military-civilian government, outside the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)