Two people embrace during a demonstration outside the Governor's Mansion following the police shooting death of Philando Castile, July 7, in St. Paul, Minn.
In the span of four days, the United States has had to come to terms with the deaths of two black men at the hands of police - the first caught on mobile video and the aftermath of the second livestreamed on Facebook - as well as the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since 9/11.
A protester is detained by NYPD officers as people gather for the killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile during a march in New York City, July 7.
Pastor Johnny Young blesses Kaleigh Yates, a first cousin of Alton Sterling, outside the the convenience store where he was shot and killed, July 7, in Baton Rouge, La.
Hundreds of 'Black Lives Matter' protesters march in the streets of New York City, July 7. Across the U.S., thousands of people protested.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, meets with people, including Diamond Reynolds and her daughter at the Governor's Mansion as protesters gathered to decry the shooting death of Reynolds' fiance, Philando Castile, by police in Falcon Heights. Reynolds inadvertently livestreamed Philando Castile's death.
People rally in Dallas, Tx., on July 7 to protest the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. After what had been a peaceful protest, a sniper opened fire on 12 police officers, killing five.
Protesters face off with Baton Rouge police in riot gear across the street from the police department, July 8, in Louisiana.
Keara Lipscomb leans on Ayo Akinmoladun during the Black Lives Matter Memphis Chapter protest against violence by police July 8, in Tennessee.