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Ferguson (United States) (AFP) — Getty Images confirmed the arrest of one of its photographers covering the unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager.

In a caption with a photograph showing the arrest of Scott Olson, the agency said he was being “placed in a paddy wagon after being arrested by police as he covers the demonstration following the shooting death of Michael Brown.”

Getty Images did not say why Olson was detained.

But it later said he had been released, and would continue to cover the story in Ferguson.

“Getty Images condemns Scott’s arrest and is committed to ensuring that he and our other photographer colleagues are able to report this important story,” said Pancho Bernasconi, Getty’s vice president of news.

AFP is an image distribution partner of Getty.

The dispute has fueled resentment in Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis with a majority African American population but a mainly white police force — now backed by a detachment of National Guard soldiers.

Earlier, President Barack Obama said Attorney General Eric Holder would travel to Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with FBI agents and Justice Department officials conducting a federal civil rights probe into the shooting that has revived the nation debate on race relations.

AFP Photo/Joe Raedle

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Amy Coney Barrett

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Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States.

According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day."

"The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia," the Times reported.

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