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Director's Choice St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A protester takes shelter from tear gas canisters exploding around him on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On this night protesters attempted to throw Molotov cocktails, rocks and bottles at police. This was the four straight night police used tear gas to disperse crowds protesting the death of Michael Brown.