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Thai soldiers stand guard near Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 23, 2014, a day after their coup. Thailand’s ruling military made its first order of the day summoning members of the politically influential family to a meeting Friday morning, a day after it seized control of this volatile Southeast Asian nation in a bloodless coup. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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