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Photos: The scene in Kenosha as Kyle Rittenhouse is acquitted of all shooting charges

A jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts after deliberating for nearly three and a half days. Jurors in the polarizing case found Rittenhouse, 18, not guilty of homicide, attempted homicide and other charges related to the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wis.

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Nov. 19

Justin Blake, center, uncle of Jacob Blake, gathers with others outside the Kenosha County Courthouse as they listen to the judge read the verdict. Twelve jurors found Rittenhouse not guilty for killing two people and wounding a third during the unrest after the Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake last year.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Nov. 19

Woman prays on the steps of the Kenosha County Courthouse moments before Rittenhouse's not guilty verdicts.

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Alex Kent/AFP/Getty Images

Nov. 19

Kyle Rittenhouse's mother, Wendy, second from left, and his sisters, McKenzie and Faith, wait as the jury enters the room to give the verdicts.

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Sean Krajacic/Pool/Kenosha News/AP

Nov. 19

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger, center, holds his gaze to the ceiling as he waits for the verdicts.

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Sean Krajacic/Pool/Kenosha News/AP

Nov. 19

Judge Bruce Schroeder listens during Rittenhouse's trial.

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Sean Krajacic/Pool/Kenosha News/Reuters

Nov. 19

From left, Kariann Swart, Joseph Rosenbaum's fiancee; Susan Hughes, Anthony Huber's great-aunt; and Hannah Gittings, Huber's girlfriend, listen as Rittenhouse is found not guilty on all counts.

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Sean Krajacic/Pool/Kenosha News/AP

Nov. 19

People listen outside of the Kenosha County Courthouse as the verdicts are read.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, who was 26 at the time. Rittenhouse testified that he had fired in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to all counts.

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Nov. 19

Kyle Rittenhouse is comforted by his lawyer after he was acquitted of all charges.

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AP

Nov. 19

People gather outside the courthouse as they listen to the verdicts.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Nov. 19

A man holds a sign outside the courthouse as he reacts to the not guilty verdicts.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Nov. 19

People react to the verdict.

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Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

Nov. 19

Emily Chaill, a supporter of Rittenhouse, reacts to the not guilty verdicts as a man moves her away from an opposing crowd in front of the courthouse.

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Nathan Howard/Getty Images

Nov. 19

Jeff Jared, a defense attorney from Seattle not related to the trial, reacts to the verdicts.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Nov. 19

Protesters argue outside the courthouse.

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Paul Sancya/AP

Nov. 19

People react to the verdicts at the courthouse.

Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

Nov. 19

A woman recites poetry outside the courthouse.

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Paul Sancya/AP

Nov. 19

Hannah Gittings, left, Huber's girlfriend, and Susan Hughes, Huber's great-aunt, center, leave the courthouse.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

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Kariann Swart, center, Joseph Rosenbaum's fiancee, speaks to the media after the verdict.

Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

Nov. 19

Justin Blake, center, and Kariann Swart, right, embrace Hannah Gittings after the news conference.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Nov. 19

Hannah Gittings, center, Huber's girlfriend, receives a hug after speaking at a news conference about the verdicts.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Nov. 19

People react to the acquittal.

Brendan McDermid

Brendan McDermid

Nov. 19

People react to the verdict.

Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

Nov. 19

Kenosha resident Annie Hysell tears up upon hearing the verdicts.

Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

Nov. 19

A driver holds a sign while passing by the courthouse.

Brendan McDermid

Brendan McDermid

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