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Director's Choice St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The casket of Michael Brown exits Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church at the end of his funeral in late August in St. Louis. While his family and the public awaited a grand jury's decision whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in his death, thousands attended Brown's funeral.