Sometimes pictures tell a story better than words ever could.
The following are some of the most iconic and disturbing images from the protests that rocked the country immediately following the decision by a St. Louis County, Mo. grand jury to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown.
Rapid fire pistol shots ringing out near this fire https://t.co/y6mwOg1x3J— Paul Hampel (@phampel) November 25, 2014
This is America in 2014.
Update 9:35am CT, Nov. 25: This story has been updated with additional images.
Photo by Rick Majewski