A man looks on as police stand off with protesters in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has faced several days of unrest after a white police officer shot dead a black unarmed teenager named Michael Brown last Saturday. Protests following the shooting have since turned violent and a state of emergency and curfew have been imposed by Governor Jay Nixon. The shooting of another unarmed black teenager has once again revealed the deeply entrenched racial divisions which continue to exist throughout America.
The Guardian, ‘The 20 photographs of the week’: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/aug/16/photography-gaza-ebola-athletics#/?picture=444651694&index=5