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Director's Choice St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Leslie Petty (left) and Tracey Sherman (far right) lead a prayer outside the burned QuikTrip on West Florissant Avenue on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 after police released images from surveillance footage identifying Michael Brown as a suspect in a robbery shortly before he was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014.