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Photos from protests around the nation following the death of George Floyd

After a week of violent unrest in the United States, peace largely prevailed on Tuesday and into the night, with brutal clashes between police and the public seeming to subside.

Still, the night was filled with tension in major cities, from New York to Washington, Los Angeles to Minneapolis where protesters defied curfews to express outrage over racism and police brutality following the death of yet another a black man in police custody.

In Washington, swarmed by a federal force, police near the White House fired pepper balls at protesters, who responded with shouts and fireworks early Wednesday.

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Minneapolis: Clergy pray together at a memorial for George Floyd.

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Salwan Georges/The Washington Post

Minneapolis

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Joshua Lott/For The Washington Post

Minneapolis

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John Minchillo/AP

Minneapolis: George Floyd's daughter, Gianna hugs her mother, Roxie Washington.

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Salwan Georges/The Washington Post

Minneapolis: Protestors chant "Say His Name, George Floyd."

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Salwan Georges/The Washington Post

Minneapolis

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Salwan Georges/The Washington Post

Washington: Downtown businesses are boarded up.

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Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post

Washington: Police with armed forces lock down parts of the city.

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Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post

Washington, D.C.

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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

Washington: Protestors outside the White House.

Evelyn Hockstein/For the Washington Post

Evelyn Hockstein/For the Washington Post

Washington: A protester puts out burning flag and calls on others to keep the peace.

Evelyn Hockstein/For the Washington Post

Evelyn Hockstein/For the Washington Post

Washington: Outside the White House.

Evelyn Hockstein/For the Washington Post

Evelyn Hockstein/For the Washington Post

Washington

Evelyn Hockstein/For the Washington Post

Evelyn Hockstein/For the Washington Post

New York City

Holly Pickett/For The Washington Post

Holly Pickett/For The Washington Post

New York City

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Holly Pickett/For The Washington Post

New York City

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Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

New York City

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Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

New York: Police block protesters from crossing the Manhattan Bridge.

Holly Pickett/For The Washington Post

Holly Pickett/For The Washington Post

New York: Firefighters put out a trash can fire.

Holly Pickett/For The Washington Post

Holly Pickett/For The Washington Post

New York: After the curfew.

Holly Pickett/For The Washington Post

Holly Pickett/For The Washington Post

Clarksburg, Md.

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Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

Hollywood

Philip Cheung/For The Washington Post

Philip Cheung/For The Washington Post

Los Angeles

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Philip Cheung/For The Washington Post

Los Angeles: People are arrested for violating curfew.

Philip Cheung/For The Washington Post

Philip Cheung/For The Washington Post

Los Angeles

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Philip Cheung/For The Washington Post

Los Angeles

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Philip Cheung/For The Washington Post

Sacramento

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Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Atlanta

Dustin Chambers/Reuters

Dustin Chambers/Reuters

Atlanta

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Dustin Chambers/Reuters

Atlanta: Officers kneel with protesters.

Dustin Chambers/Reuters

Dustin Chambers/Reuters

Houston: Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, speaks at a protest rally.

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ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

Houston, Texas

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Adrees Latif/Reuters

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