Seán Dunne. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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Protesters rally outside the US district courthouse in Brooklyn, New York. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

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Barack Obama being introduced ahead of his immigration speech in Chicago by Galway restaurateur Billy Lawless, who moved to the city 16 years ago and became a US citizen in July. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

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A police car burns on the street after a grand jury returned no indictment for police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, late last night.   Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

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Outgoing US defence secretary Chuck Hagel: reported to have resigned under pressure from a White House eager to project more assertive responses.  Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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