The most powerful images in the wake of the Dallas police shooting

At least 12 police officers were shot, leaving at least five dead, overnight Thursday in Dallas when snipers opened fire on police officers protecting protesters. The protest was in reaction to the killing of two black men, Alton Sterling in Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Minnesota, by police officers this week.

Images from Dallas and around the country show the raw emotion in the wake of the shooting.

A clerk looks at broke windows shot out at a store in downtown Dallas, Friday, July 8, 2016.

A Dallas police officer, who did not wish to be identified, takes a moment as she guards an intersection in the early morning after a shooting in downtown Dallas, Friday, July 8.

A Dallas police officer covers his face as he stands with others outside the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Dallas.

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