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A young Sudanese girl waves a national flag as people celebrate outside the Friendship Hall in the capital Khartoum. (AFP)
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Sudanese men celebrate outside the Friendship Hall in the capital Khartoum where generals and protest leaders signed a historic transitional constitution meant to pave the way for civilian rule in Sudan. (AFP)
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Sudanese men celebrate outside the Friendship Hall in the capital Khartoum where generals and protest leaders signed a historic transitional constitution meant to pave the way for civilian rule in Sudan. (AFP)
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Sudanese protesters from the city of Atbara arrive at the Bahari station in Khartoum on August 17, 2019, to celebrate transition to civilian rule. (AFP)
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Sudanese pro-democracy supporters celebrate a final power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council. (AP)
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Sudan's protest leader Ahmad Rabie (R), flashes the victory gesture alongside General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (2nd-R), the chief of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC), during a ceremony where they signed a "constitutional declaration" that paves the way for a transition to civilian rule, in the capital Khartoum. (AFP)
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Sudanese protesters from the city of Atbara arrive at the Bahari station in Khartoum on August 17, 2019, to celebrate transition to civilian rule. (AFP)
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Men stand behind a large Ethiopian flag and wave flags of Sudan as protesters from the city of Atbara arrive at the Bahari station in Khartoum. (AFP)
Updated 17 August 2019

Sudanese take to the streets to celebrate transition to civilian rule

KHARTOUM: The mood in Sudan was celebratory as foreign dignitaries as well as thousands of citizens from all over Sudan converged for the occasion, even if - as observers say - the road to democracy remains fraught with obstacles.