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** FILE ** People form a circle Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in front of Jonesboro, Ark., City Hall during a march to protest the shooting death of Chavis Carter, 21, of Southaven, Miss. Carter died July 28 while sitting handcuffed in the back of a patrol car. The protest was coordinated by the Commission on Religion and Racism. (AP Photo/The Jonesboro Sun, Keith Inman)
Photo by: Keith Inman
** FILE ** People form a circle Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in front of Jonesboro, Ark., City Hall during a march to protest the shooting death of Chavis Carter, 21, of Southaven, Miss. Carter died July 28 while sitting handcuffed in the back of a patrol car. The protest was coordinated by the Commission on Religion and Racism. (AP Photo/The Jonesboro Sun, Keith Inman)

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