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Director's Choice St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Edward Crawford returns a tear gas container shot by tactical officers at protesters as police cleared a group from the outskirts of Ferguson, Mo., four days after the police shooting of Michael Brown.
Photo by Robert Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org