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In photos: Americans put their hands up on day of peaceful vigils for Ferguson

Vigils held in multiple American cities after days of clashes between police and protesters over the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday

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DJ Hardy holds his hands up during a demonstration in New York's Union Square Park. A “National Moment of Silence for Victims of Police Brutality” was held in cities across the United States Thursday.

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People raise their hands as they drive by during a peaceful demonstration in Ferguson, Mo. The city was calmer Thursday after days of protest against the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by a police officer on Saturday.

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Protesters chant during a protest in Ferguson. Missouri's Governor Jay Nixon moved to ease tensions on Thursday by putting the African-American captain of the Highway Patrol, Ron Johnson, in charge of security in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

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People ride a vehicle shaped like Thomas the Tank Engine during a demonstration in Ferguson.

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A girl sits atop her father's shoulders, arms raised, chanting "Hands up, don't shoot" in Ferguson. The hands-up sign has become a signature of protests over Brown's death due to reports that, before being shot, he was holding his hands up to show the officer that he was unarmed.

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Thousands of demonstrators peacefully march down a street with members of the St. Louis County Police and Missouri Highway Patrol in Ferguson.

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Six-year-old Carter Candelaria holds up a sign while attending a vigil in Brooklyn.

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Protesters march up Broadway during a peaceful demonstration.

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Protesters raise their hands in New York's Times Square.

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With his hands raised above his head, University of Nebraska criminal justice senior Aron Sanders, of Omaha, Neb., kneels in front of the Nebraska State Capitol building with more than 30 other students.

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A large crowd listens during a vigil at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.

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Serene Lewis, right, holds a candle during a moment of silence at a vigil in San Francisco.

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Residents of South Los Angeles put their hands up at a demostration in the Leimert Park neighbourhood.

BOB RIHA JR./REUTERS

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