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Scenes from Charlottesville's violent 'Unite the Right' rally

Hundreds of white nationalists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend for a "Unite the Right" rally, and demonstrators lined up to counterprotest. The violent event turned deadly when a Dodge Charger plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing one and injuring 19. Here are scenes from the divisive event:

—CNBC's Mary Catherine Wellons and Adam Jeffery contributed.

Ben, a 21-year-old KKK member from Harrison, Alaska, in Emancipation Park prior to the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

Ben, a 21-year-old KKK member from Harrison, AK, in Emancipation Park prior to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville,Virginia, August 12, 2017.
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Neo-Nazis, alt-right and white supremacists carry torches as they march through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville.

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White supremacists encircle and chant at counterprotesters at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson.

Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists encircle and chant at counter protestors at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Va., USA on August 11, 2017.
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White supremacist groups clash with hundreds of counterprotesters.

White supremacist groups clashed with hundreds of counter-protesters during the 'Unite The Right' rally in Charlottesville, Va.
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The car that allegedly plowed through a crowd of counterprotesters marching through a downtown shopping district.

The car that allegedly plowed through a crowd of protestors marching through a downtown shopping district is seen after the vehicle was stopped by police several blocks away August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Rescue workers move victims on stretchers after the car plowed through the crowd.

Rescue workers move victims on stretchers after car plowed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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A photo of Heather Heyer rests at a makeshift memorial in Charlottesville after she was killed by a motorist who drove his car into the crowd of counterprotesters. 

A photo of Heather Heyer lays at a makeshift memorial in Charlottesville, Va after she was killed by a White Supremacist who drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on Aug. 12, 2017.
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Heavily armed members of a white supremacist militia stand near a rally in Charlottesville. 

Members of a white supremacists militia stand near a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017.
Joshua Roberts | Reuters

White nationalists are met by a group of counterprotesters in Charlottesville.

White nationalists are met by a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville.
Joshua Roberts | Reuters

A man makes a slashing motion across his throat toward counter protesters as he marches with other white supremacists.

A man makes a slashing motion across his throat twoard counter-protesters as he marches with other white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' during the 'Unite the Right' rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Counter protesters line the route taken by white supremacists.

Counter-protesters line the route taken by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' during the 'Unite the Right' rally.
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People gather outside the White House for a vigil in response to the death of a counter demonstrator in Charlottesville.

People gather for a vigil in response to the death of a counter-demonstrator at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, outside the White House in Washington.
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Supporters pay their respects at a vigil where 20 candles were burned for Heyer and the 19 people injured in Charlottesville.

Counter-protesters pay their respects at a vigil in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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