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Ferguson burning: 9 scenes of property damage in the wake of the riots

Police gather on the street as protesters react after the announcement of the grand jury decision on Nov. 24 in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Police gather on the street as protesters react after the announcement of the grand jury decision on Nov. 24 in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday declined to indict a local police officer in the August 2014 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, setting off a night of violent riots in the suburban St. Louis community. 

According to news reports, shots were fired by the crowds as police worked to contain looting and arson in the area into the early morning hours.

Still, property damage in the wake of the riots is widespread Tuesday in Ferguson. In addition to burned cars, many small businesses and national chains were trashed, and a number of structures in the city's central business area were burned to the ground. Adjusters will likely be on the scene on Tuesday to make sense of the damage and begin the claims process.

Click through the following pages for views of the destruction.

A police car is set on fire after a group of protesters vandalize the vehicle following the announcement of the grand jury decision on Nov. 24 in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Ferguson Market and Liquor store is vandalized after the announcement of the grand jury decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

People walk away from a storage facility on fire in Ferguson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cars burn at a dealership on Nov. 25 in Dellwood, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Looters vandalize Ferguson Market and Liquor on Nov. 24 in Ferguson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Members of the St. Louis County Police Department watch from a distance as a business burns on Nov. 24 in Ferguson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

People walk out of a gas station with goods as police arrive on Nov. 25 in Ferguson. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Cars burn at a dealership on Nov. 25 in Dellwood. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Police arrive at a business on Nov. 25 in Dellwood. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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