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Reaction to the Ferguson decision

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Demonstrators celebrate as a business burns after it was set on fire during rioting following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on Nov. 24 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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A St. Louis county police officer uses police tape to secure a building that was burned during a demonstration on Nov. 25, in Dellwood, MO. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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A Ferguson firefighter surveys rubble at a strip mall that was set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on Nov. 25, in Ferguson. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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A protester stands in the street after being treated for tear gas exposure after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Nov. 24. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)
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Men try to stop protesters from throwing rocks at local businesses in Ferguson, Nov. 24. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)
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Firefighters extinguish a fire in a cafe in Ferguson on Nov. 24. (Alexey Furman/EPA)
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Protesters set fire to a public storage building during clashes following the grand jury decision in the death 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson on Nov. 24. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
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Police are engulfed in tear gas during clashes with protesters in Ferguson on Nov. 24, (JEWEL SAMAD)
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Lesley McSpadden, second from right, Michael Brown's mother, is comforted outside the Ferguson police department as St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch conveys the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of her son, Nov. 24, in Ferguson. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via Associated Press)
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Police take position during clashes with protesters in Ferguson on Nov. 24. (JEWEL SAMAD)
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A demonstrator sits in front of a street fire during a demonstration following the grand jury decision in the Fergusoni shooting of Michael Brown, in Oakland, Calif. Nov. 25. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)
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Looters run out of a business during rioting on Nov24, in Ferguson. (Aaron P. Bernstein//Getty Images)
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Firefighters work on extinguishing the burning Little Ceasar's restaurant in Ferguson, Nov. 24. (TANNEN MAURY)
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Police detain a demonstrator amid tear gas during a demonstration to protest the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24. (JEWEL SAMAD)
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Smoke fills the streets after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (David Goldman)
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A man walks out of a store with goods after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (David Goldman)
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A protestor stands in front of police vehicles with his hands up during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Justin Sullivan)
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Barbara Jones, joined by other protesters, raises her hands, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo., more than three months after an unarmed black 18-year-old man was shot and killed there by a white policeman. (Charlie Riedel)
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Missouri State Troopers in riot gear stand in formation outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014. (ADREES LATIF)
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Protesters gather and wave a flag outside the police station in Ferguson Missouri, USA 24 November 2014. (LARRY W. SMITH)
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A woman approaches the barricade to confront the police outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014. A St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. (ADREES LATIF)
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Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, wearing sunglasses, reacts as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (Charlie Riedel)
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A protester confronts police after listening to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (David Goldman)
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A couple embraces as a grand jury's decision is delivered on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Justin Sullivan)
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Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, is escorted away from in front of the Ferguson police department after a grand jury's decision was delivered on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Justin Sullivan)
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A protester squirts lighter fluid on a police car as the car windows are shuttered near the Ferguson Police Department after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo (Charlie Riedel)
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Protesters vandalize a car outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown November 24, 2014. (JIM YOUNG)
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Police officers confront protesters after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (David Goldman)
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A protester stands with his hands on his head as a cloud of tear gas approaches after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014. (ADREES LATIF)
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Protesters run for shelter as smoke fills the streets after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (David Goldman)
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A protestor falls on his knees chantingt "hands up don't shoot" after learning the grand jury announcement that officer Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges, in the August shooting of Michael Brown, outside St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton, Missouri November 24, 2014. (KATE MUNSCH)
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Police officials in riot gear take positions outside the Ferguson Police department in Ferguson Missouri, USA 24 November 2014. (TANNEN MAURY)
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A man wearing a mask photographs a police helicopter overhead as he stands at a makeshift memorial, at the site where Michael Brown was shot and killed, in Ferguson, Missouri November 24, 2014. (ADREES LATIF)
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St. Louis County police officers stand guard in front of the Ferguson police department on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Justin Sullivan)
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Police form a line in the street under a holiday sign after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri November 24, 2014. (JIM YOUNG)
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Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, stop traffic during a march through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 23, 2014. (ADREES LATIF)
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Demonstrators shout slogans during a march in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 23, 2014 to protest the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (JEWEL SAMAD)
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