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The latest harrowing images of the Ferguson protests

A protester being detained by police on Monday, August 18th in Ferguson. <span class=meta>(Charlie Riedel / AP)</span>
The protests over the shooting of Michael Brown reached even more violent extremes Sunday night, as protesters allegedly fired rounds at police before being met by a barrage of tear gas from officers. Even journalists were attacked by police officers, with many hit by tear gas while covering the event. And as the protests rage on, rioting and looting continues to occur around the city, with many stores and restaurants being the subject to arson and theft.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says no curfew will be in place early Tuesday morning in Ferguson, and the National Guard keeping watch there will have immediate and limited" responsibilities.

Nixon ordered the National Guard into the St. Louis suburb following another night of rioting, more than a week after a Ferguson police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

In a statement Monday, Nixon said Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Gregory Mason will oversee Guard operations in Ferguson under the overall command of the state highway patrol. He says the Guard's limited role will be to provide protection and ensure the safety of the police command center that was believed to be targeted Sunday night.

Check out the gallery above to see raw images of the Ferguson protests on Sunday.

(The Associated Press Contributed to this report.)
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