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In pictures: Heavily armed riot police face down Ferguson citizens

Protests continued Wednesday Aug. 13 in Ferguson, Mo., amid widespread anger over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, by a Ferguson police officer

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Law enforcement officers, including a sniper perched atop an armored vehicle, watch as demonstrators protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 13, 2014.

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Demonstrators upset by the fatal shooting of Michael Brown hold their hands in the air during a face-off with law enforcement officers in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 13, 2014.

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Police in riot gear watch protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb.

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A march organized by area ministers makes its way down W. Florissant in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

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A community activist tries to persuade a group of protesters to move back as police in riot gear watch protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

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A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

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A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers try to break up a group of bystanders Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 in West Florissant, Mo. Ferguson has been the site of nightly protests and unrest since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed during a confrontation with an officer on Saturday.

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Demonstrators, including State. Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, lock hands while protesting the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 13, 2014. The police chief of this St. Louis suburb said Wednesday that Brown injured the officer who later fatally shot the unarmed 18-year-old, though witnesses dispute that such an altercation occurred.

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