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A moment of silence across the country for Michael Brown

On Thursday evening, thousands of people attended vigils across the country to protest police brutality. And at 7:20pm, they all participated in a moment of silence to honor Michael Brown, the 18-year-old Missouri man whose death at the hands of police last weekend has shaken the small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. While many of the images out of Ferguson over the past six days have been harrowing, photos from the vigils, shared on social media under the hashtag #nmos14, show people across the nation coming together in solidarity.

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