Before-and-after photos of Ferguson show destruction of violent protest

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A demonstrator sits in front of a street fire during a demonstration following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, in Oakland, California November 25, 2014. The grand jury decided on Monday not to indict a white police officer over the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam  (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) A demonstrator sits in front of a street fire in Ferguson, Missouri (Picture: Reuters)

Rioting crowds have transformed Ferguson, Missouri, from a quiet city of 20,000-plus people into a apocalyptic scene of burning buildings and police in force on the streets.

Americans have taken to the streets around the country to protest against news that a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer over the death of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The shooting has highlighted deep racial tension between African-Americans and police, and has spilled over into violence on more than one occasion.

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President Barack Obama and the family of Mr Brown have pleaded for calm after protesters took to the streets, but pictures of burning cars and torched commercial buildings in the city show that…

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