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Confederate Conflict: A Look at the Statues Sparking Heated Debate
Confederate statues are being removed around the U.S. under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans.
The pace of the removal of Confederate monuments has increased in the wake of the deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Here's a look at some of the statues and monuments that were removed and some that protesters say need to go.
Above: Marchers at a "Unite the Right" walk past a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The rally, held to protest the slated removal of the Lee statue, ended in a woman being killed and at least 19 others wounded after a man plowed his car into a crowd.
Workers prepare to take down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on May 11, 2017.
The statue is the second of four monuments that the city removed because it said they fail to "appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today."
Demonstrators light candles on Aug. 13 in front of the statue of Confederate Gen. Albert Pike, the only member of the Confederate military with an outdoor statue in the U.S. capital, during a vigil in response to the death of a counter-protester at the rally in Charlottesville.
City workers use plywood panels to cover the Confederate Monument in Linn Park on Aug. 15 on orders from Mayor William Bell.
The cover-up prompted a lawsuit by Alabama's attorney general, who argues that it violates a new law prohibiting the removal of historical structures, including rebel memorials.
Workers remove a statue of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney from outside the Maryland State House on Aug. 18.
Taney wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans.
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