Photos: When Martin Luther King Jr. Died

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Widespread Riots

The news of Dr. King's death spawned riots in several big cities across the nation including Chicago, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Kansas City and several others. The riots caused widespread property damage (estimated at more than $10 million), left thousands homeless and hundreds injured, and resulted in the deaths of 11 people. In this photo, suspected looters take items from a drugstore during the West Side Riots, Chicago.
(Photo: Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images)

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