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In pictures: Clashes in Ferguson

Police fired tear gas to disperse angry crowds ahead of a second night under curfew in the US town of Ferguson, in the state of Missouri.

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Protesters were on the streets in the lead-up to the curfew, angry over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager last week.

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This is the eighth consecutive day of protests since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on 9 August.

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The curfew, in force from midnight to 05:00 local time (05:00 GMT - 10:00 GMT), was imposed after previous protests had turned violent.

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A preliminary private autopsy found that Mr Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, according to the New York Times.

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Tensions between police and protesters had risen on Sunday night, with police saying petrol bombs and bottles had been thrown at them.

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Police say they had "no alternative but to elevate their response".

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Police responded to an alleged advance on police officers by firing rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at the crowds.

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Following the escalation of the violence, the US state of Missouri is sending in the National Guard in an attempt to restore order.

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