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1. Similar Imagery: Ferguson Or Iraq?

According to Time magazine, the Pentagon has provided local police with $4.3 billion worth of military hardware and that is why every photo we see of Ferguson, MO looks like Iraq. There’s all black wearing special-ops cops and armored vehicles straight out of a war movie. Instead of calming civil unrest, armed authorities are making things worse! Check out these photos and see if you can tell the difference.

2. Iraq

Members of Peshmerga forces in action during the clashes with Islamic State militants.

3. Iraq

A member of Peshmerga forces in action during the clashes with Islamic State militants.

4. Ferguson

Hands up, don’t shoot. Protestors peacefully defy the police’s urges in dispersing.

5. Iraq

Peshmerga forces, supported by People’s Protection Units (YPG), enters the center of Makhmur town of Mosul city, Iraq

6. Iraq

Smoke covers the presidential palace compound in Baghdad in 2003 during a massive US-led air raid on the Iraqi capital.

7. Ferguson

Why does it feel like America is prepping us for martial law?

8. Bombs Over Baghdad

Iraqis seen from a burning car moments after it detonated close to a polling station in southern Baghdad. Imagine dealing with this explosion when you’re trying to vote.

9. Ferguson

Police detain a man on August 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

10. Iraq

Fierce clashes keep going on between Peshmerga forces and Islamic State-led armed group members outside the Selalet neighborhood in Mosul.

11. Iraq

Peshmerga forces, supported by People’s Protection Units (YPG), enters the center of Makhmur town of Mosul

12. Iraq

Fierce clashes keep going on between Peshmerga forces and Islamic State-led armed groups outside of Makhmur district of Mosul, Iraq

13. Ferguson

Police take up position to control demonstrators who were protesting.

14. Iraq

Masked Palestinians from the radical Islamic Jihad movement burn Israeli and US flags during a demonstration against the presence of US troops in Iraq.

15. Iraq

Voters turned out in surprisingly high numbers for Iraq’s first free election in half a century, defying insurgents who unleashed suicide bombers and mortar attacks that killed at least 37 people in 2005.

16. Ferguson

Protestors hold up signs that display their message.

17. Ferguson

Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, this protest was peaceful.

18. Iraq

Members of Peshmerga forces celebrate after they entered Iraqs northern town of Makhmur and repelled Islamic State militants.

19. Iraq

Peshmerga forces, supported by People’s Protection Units (YPG), enters the center of Makhmur town of Mosul

20. Ferguson

Police take up position to control demonstrators who were protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown.

21. Ferguson

Police guard a Quick Trip gas station that was burned after Michael Brown protests.

22. Ferguson

Police take up position to control demonstrators.

23. Ferguson

Police force protestors from the business district into nearby neighborhoods.

24. Ferguson

Tear gas hangs in the air as police force protestors from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson.

25. Ferguson

A child uses a rag to shield his face from tear gas being fired by police who used it to force protestors from the business district into nearby neighborhoods.

26. Ferguson

With their hands raised, residents gather at a police line as the neighborhood is locked down after protests.

27. Ferguson

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown.

28. Ferguson

A police officer standing watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown conceals his/her identity. Why?

29. Ferguson

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. Hands up!

30. Iraq

Peshmerga forces have entered Iraqs northern town of Makhmur and repelled Islamic State militants.

31. Ferguson

The 4th day of the protests in Ferguson.

32. Ferguson

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

33. Ferguson

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

34. Police Ferguson

Ferguson’s police gather like a swat team to combat the peaceful protestors.

35. Iraq

A Peshmerga is seen following Peshmerga forces’ seizure of Makhmur by repelling Islamic State (IS), formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), militants in Makhmur town of Mosul.

36. Ferguson

A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown carries what appears to be a Molotov cocktail.

37. Ferguson

Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. One of them drops to her knees.

38. Ferguson

A demonstrator protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, while protecting himself from the tear gas.

39. Ferguson

Demonstrators don’t give up and continue to protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

40. Iraq

Peshmerga forces silence the Islamic State members with attacks staged with Iraqi air forces’ strikes, Katyusha rockets, howitzers and heavy weapons.

41. Ferguson

Demonstrators approach the police with hands up, now a symbol of defiance.

42. Ferguson

Demonstrators running away from the tear gas.

43. Ferguson

Protestors rallying through the tear gas and rubber bullets.

44. Ferguson

A protestor looking on at the mayhem in Ferguson.

45. Ferguson

An Al Jazeera television crew, covering demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, scramble for cover as police fire tear gas into their reporting position.

46. Ferguson

A young woman walks from a corner after police standing near the corner fired tear gas at her.

47. Ferguson

Police surround and detain two people in a car.

48. Ferguson

Protestors fleeing tear gas.

49. Ferguson

Protestors feeling residential neighborhoods.

50. Ferguson

A St. Louis suburb being terrorized by police.

51. Ferguson

Residents watching the violence unfold in their backyards.

52. Ferguson

Protestors looking over the mayhem in Ferguson.

53. Ferguson

We still have no clue why there was a sniper, poised and ready.

54. Ferguson

Police watch over demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

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