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Images of the destruction from London's Tottenham riots

The gritty north London neighbourhood of Tottenham exploded in anger Saturday night after a young man was shot to death by police.

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A bus is set on fire as rioters gathered in Croydon, south London, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. Violence and looting spread across some of London's most impoverished neighborhoods on Monday, with youths setting fire to shops and vehicles, during a third day of rioting in the city that will host next summer's Olympic Games.

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Firefighters tackle a blaze at a store attacked by rioters in Croydon, London August 8, 2011. Youths hurled missiles at police in northeast London on Monday as violence broke out in the British capital for a third night.

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A masked youth pulls a burning garbage bin set on fire by rioters in Hackney, east London, Monday Aug. 8, 2011.

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Looters run from a clothing store in Peckham, London August 8, 2011. Youths hurled missiles at police in northeast London on Monday as violence broke out in the British capital for a third night.

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The vandalised frontage of a bookmakers shop is seen after being attacked by rioters in Peckham, London August 8, 2011. Youth hurled missiles at police in northeast London on Monday as violence broke out in the British capital for a third night.

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A car burns after it was set on fire by rioters in Hackney, east London, Monday Aug. 8, 2011.

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A masked man carries a toy backdropped by a burning car and garbage bins set on fire by rioters in Hackney, east London, Monday Aug. 8, 2011.

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A car, behind the taxi, burns after it was set on fire by rioters in Hackney, east London, Monday Aug. 8, 2011.

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British police officers arrest a man as rioters gathered in Croydon, south London, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. Violence and looting spread across some of London's most impoverished neighborhoods on Monday, with youths setting fire to shops and vehicles, during a third day of rioting in the city that will host next summer's Olympic Games.

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A police car passes an electrical shop that had been raided during a night of unrest in Birmingham, central England, on August 8, 2011.

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Fire fighters and riot police survey the area as fire rages through a building in Tottenham, north London Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. A demonstration against the death of a local man turned violent and cars and shops were set ablaze. (AP Photo/PA, Lewis Whyld) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVES

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A damaged jewellery store is pictured in Enfield, north London, following a second night of disturbances in London, on August 8, 2011. Police said Monday they had arrested 100 people in a second night of rioting in London, condemning it as "copycat" disorder following weekend unrest sparked by the death of a man in a police shooting. As violence which rocked the multi-ethnic northern district of Tottenham on Saturday spread to other districts of the capital, doubts emerged over the original version the shooting of 29-year-old Mark Duggan, with suggestions that officers were not under attack when they opened fire. AFP PHOTO / Ki Price (Photo credit should read Ki Price/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Burnt out police van is pictured on Tottenham High Road, north London on August 7, 2011, a the day after riots where two police cars and a large number of buildings were set ablaze in following a protest over the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in an armed stand-off with officers. Police said 26 of its officers were hurt, one with a head injury, while 42 arrests were made following the violence in Tottenham, north London. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW COWIE (Photo credit should read Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images)

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Police vehicles drive past a fire in a building in Tottenham, north London Sunday Aug. 7, 2011 after a demonstration against the death of a local man turned violent and cars and shops were set ablaze.

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A police officer stands guard as burned police cars are seen in Tottenham, north London, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 after a demonstration against the death of a local man turned violent and cars and shops were set ablaze.

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A man looks out of the broken window of a mobile telephone shop that was looted overnight at the Tottenham Hale Retail Park in Tottenham, north London August 7, 2011.

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Rioters face off with riot police officers on the streets in Tottenham, north London, on Sunday Aug. 7, 2011. The gritty north London neighborhood of Tottenham exploded in anger Saturday night after a young man was shot to death by police.

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A shop burns as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London on Aug. 6, 2011.

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A shop and police car burn as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London on August 6, 2011.

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A burnt-out police car lays in the street as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London on August 6,2011.

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A burnt-out police car lays in the street as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London on August 6, 2011.

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A woman walks through the debris with two children as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London on August 6 2011.

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A woman walks through the debris with two children as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London on August 6, 2011.

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A double decker bus burns as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London on 6 August 2011.

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A shop and police car burn as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London on August 6, 2011.

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