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In contrast to protesters in other parts of the country, the people of Dallas are uniting behind their police officers.
A makeshift shrine in memory of the five officers gunned down on Thursday night sprang up outside police headquarters in the Cedars district of the city within hours of the attack, and it is now a mass of flowers, balloons, stuffed toys and messages of sympathy.
Throughout the day, a constant stream of visitors have come here - black, white, Hispanic; young couples, elderly folk, little girls in sun dresses - to pay their respects, say a prayer or simply shed a tear.
An impromptu prayer session on the steps of police headquarters ended with hugs and a police officer breaking down in tears.
Earlier, a mother was overheard telling her son it was up to his generation to make things better: "This generation tried, but soon it will be up to you," she said.
Demonstrations have continued despite an effort by President Barack Obama to soothe the tension.
On a visit to Spain on Sunday, he demanded an end to anti-police violence.
"Whenever those of us who are concerned about fairness in the criminal justice system attack police officers, you are doing a disservice to the cause," he said.
Also on Sunday, the White House said Mr Obama would travel to Dallas on Tuesday. He will speak at an interfaith memorial service.