North Dakota pipeline protest

The Dakota Access oil pipeline project sparks violent clashes near the construction site, which several Native American tribe oppose, saying it affects sacred sites. [15 photos total]

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Protesters stand on heavy machinery after halting work on the Energy Transfer Partners Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, September 6, 2016. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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Signs left by protesters demonstrating against the Energy Transfer Partners Dakota Access oil pipeline sit at the gate of a construction access road where construction has been stopped for several weeks due to the protests. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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Native American protesters play basketball in an encampment that has grown on the banks of the Cannon Ball River. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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Vandee Khalsa (L),Tatanka Skawin SwiftBird (C) and Winona Kasto prepare a traditional buffalo soup for protesters. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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Volunteers pass donated water and other items during a protest. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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Signs hang from heavy machinery after protesters stopped construction. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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Work on the Energy Transfer Partners Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation is stopped. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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A volunteer stacks cases of donated water in an encampment that has grown on the banks of the Cannon Ball River. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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Dave Archambault II (L), chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, watches a video of protesters in his office in Fort Yates, North Dakota. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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The Seven Council camp, one of three encampments that have grown on the banks of the Cannon Ball River . (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Cannon Ball. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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Flags from the dozens of tribes that have offered support to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe line the main entrance to an encampment in Cannon Ball. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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Volunteers unload donated items at an encampment of protesters. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, sits for a portrait in his office in Fort Yates. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #
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Signs hang from heavy machinery after protesters stopped construction on the Energy Transfer Partners Dakota Access oil pipeline. (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen) #

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