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Images From Ferguson, Nearly One Week Into Unrest

August 15, 2014

Tensions remain high almost a week after the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American 18-year-old, Michael Brown, by Darren Wilson, a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. Ferguson's population is about two-thirds African-American, while a heavy majority of the police force is white. There have also been reports of Ferguson police harassing protesters and journalists with tear gas, rubber bullets, and arrest.  Security in Ferguson has since been handed over to the Missouri Highway Patrol. 

Protesters and onlookers stand during a protest outside the Ferguson police headquarters on Aug. 11.(Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

With their hands raised, residents gather at a police line as the neighborhood is locked down following skirmishes on Aug. 11.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police force protesters from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on Aug. 11.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest after the fatal shooting.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Lesley McSpadden (left), the mother of slain teenager Michael Brown, joins a capacity crowd at Greater St. Marks Family Church on Aug. 12 in St Louis to discuss the killing of her son and the civil unrest resulting from his death.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Demonstrators protest outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Brown'€™s family, along with civil-rights leader Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd, met inside the church on Aug. 12.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 

A police officer keeps watch over demonstrators on Aug. 13 in Ferguson.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police surround and detain two people in a car on Aug. 13 in Ferguson.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

An Al Jazeera television crew scrambles for cover as police fire tear gas into their reporting position on Aug. 13.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 

Police and demonstrators stand watch during a protest on Aug. 13 in Ferguson.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Demonstrators protest at the spot where teenager Michael Brown was killed.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who was appointed by the governor to take control of security operations in Ferguson, walks among demonstrators gathered along West Florissant Avenue on Aug. 14.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 

A demonstrator holds a sign along West Florissant Avenue to protest Michael Brown's shooting death.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Demonstrators gather along West Florissant Avenue on Aug. 14.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Standing in the parking lot of a gas station that was burned during rioting, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announces the name of the police officer who shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 
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