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Director's Choice St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Hours after a grand jury cleared a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 12 businesses were burned to the ground by rioters. Protesters stopped to take pictures in front of Juanita's Fashion R Boutique on West Florissant Avenue.