November 22, 2016 20:40 IST

North Dakota pipeline protest

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The Dakota Access oil pipeline project sparks violent clashes near the construction site, which several Native American tribe oppose, saying it affects sacred sites. Credit: Reuters
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Police confront protesters with a rubber bullet gun during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 20, 2016. Credit: Reuters
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Police use a water cannon to put out a fire started by protesters during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 20, 2016. Credit: Reuters
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Police tear gas protesters during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 20, 2016. Credit: Reuters
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Law enforcement officers surround demonstrators protesting against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline during a standoff at the Backwater Bridge in Morton County, North Dakota, U.S., November 20, 2016. Credit: Reuters