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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    Los Angeles police officers beat Rodney King March 3, 1991 in Los Angeles, California. This amateur video shot by George Holliday from his apartment across the street led to the arrest of Los Angeles police officers Stacey Koon, Laurence Powell, Timothy Wind and Theodore Briseno. Their acquittal in the beating of King touched off violent and destructive riots throughout Los Angeles.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    A car burns as looters take to the streets at the intersection of Florence and Normandie Avenues, April 29, 1992. This intersection is considered the flashpoint of the Los Angeles riots.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    A woman holding two packages of toilet paper makes her way through looted grocery store in South Central Los Angeles after the Rodney King riots, May 1, 1992 in Los Angeles, CA.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    A fireman sprays water on a burning auto parts store April 30, 1992. Looting and riots broke out in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four police officers of charges that they beat black motorist Rodney King.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    Firefighters, and police cars barricade Vermont Ave, as smoke billows down the street, from rioting and looters, Los Angeles Ca, April 30, 1992.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    Looters and Rioters take apart a Hollywood Sears store during several days of rioting, Los Angeles, California, April 29, 1992.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    Looters remove goods from a supermarket in south-central Los Angeles, April 30, 1992, on the second day of rioting after four police officers were found not guilty in the beating of motorist Rodney King.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    Police guard Hollywood Boulevard after the Rodney King incident sparked riots, May 1, 1992 in Los Angeles, CA.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    A California Highway patrolman directs traffic around a shopping center engulfed in flames in Los Angeles, April 30, 1992. Riots broke out in Los Angeles, April 29 1992, after a jury acquitted four police officers accused of beating a black youth, Rodney King, in 1991, hours after the verdict was announced.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    Los Angeles police officers patrol the street May 3, 1992 where fires and looting occurred in south central Los Angeles. The city, which is recovering from last week's riots, had hundreds of police officers and soldiers on the streets.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    Rodney King pleads to the rioters to make peace May 1, 1992 in Los Angeles, CA. As a result of the riots more than 50 died, over 4,000 injured and $1 billion in property damage.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    Riot damage is seen on several blocks of businesses in South Central Los Angeles, April 30, 1992. Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King. Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    Fireman enter a shop in Los Angeles that had been looted and burned, April 30, 1992. Rioting broke out as a reaction to the acquittal of four police officers of the beating of motorist Rodney King.
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  • A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later

    Part of a group of about 100 protesters gather outside the East County Courthouse, May 5, 1992 in Simi Valley, to protest the verdict in the trial of the four police officers who were acquitted in the Rodney King case.
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