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In pictures: London riots

August 7, 2011

Riot police in gear watch over emergency services by a burning building as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting incident in which ???
Riot police in gear watch over emergency services by a burning building as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting incident in which ???
Fire crews struggle to bring a burning block of buildings under control as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting incident in which ???
Fire crews struggle to bring a burning block of buildings under control as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting incident in which ???
Fire crews struggle to bring a burning block of buildings under control as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting incident in which ???
Fire crews struggle to bring a burning block of buildings under control as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting incident in which ???
A policeman in riot gear talks to local residents trying to reach their properties as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting inciden???
A policeman in riot gear talks to local residents trying to reach their properties as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting inciden???
A young couple watches the flames of a burning block of buildings from a railway bridge as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting in???
A young couple watches the flames of a burning block of buildings from a railway bridge as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting in???
A woman gets her photograph taken by a burning dustbin as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting incident in which a policeman was i???
A woman gets her photograph taken by a burning dustbin as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting incident in which a policeman was i???
Dustbins and other debris are set alight as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting incident in which a policeman was injured on 04 A???
Dustbins and other debris are set alight as riots break out in North London's Tottenham, Britain, early 07 August 2011. Angry locals set houses, police cars and a bus alight in reaction to a fatal shooting incident in which a policeman was injured on 04 A???
LONDON - OCTOBER 1985: (FILE PHOTO) Police officers in riot gear inspect a burned-out car on the Broadwater Farm housing estate, Tottenham, London, the day after the riot of 6th October 1985. Twenty-Six years later, riots have again broken out in Tottenha???
LONDON - OCTOBER 1985: (FILE PHOTO) Police officers in riot gear inspect a burned-out car on the Broadwater Farm housing estate, Tottenham, London, the day after the riot of 6th October 1985. Twenty-Six years later, riots have again broken out in Tottenha???
LONDON - OCTOBER 1985: (FILE PHOTO) A police officer in riot gear in a looted grocery shop after the riot on the Broadwater Farm housing estate, Tottenham, London, 6th October 1985. Twenty-Six years later, riots have again broken out in Tottenham on Augus???
LONDON - OCTOBER 1985: (FILE PHOTO) A police officer in riot gear in a looted grocery shop after the riot on the Broadwater Farm housing estate, Tottenham, London, 6th October 1985. Twenty-Six years later, riots have again broken out in Tottenham on Augus???
LONDON - OCTOBER 1985: (FILE PHOTO) Cars left overturned and burned-out in the street after rioting on the Broadwater Farm housing estate, Tottenham, London, 6th October 1985. The racial disorder developed after Cynthia Jarret collapsed and died as police???
LONDON - OCTOBER 1985: (FILE PHOTO) Cars left overturned and burned-out in the street after rioting on the Broadwater Farm housing estate, Tottenham, London, 6th October 1985. The racial disorder developed after Cynthia Jarret collapsed and died as police???
LONDON - OCTOBER 1985: (FILE PHOTO) Police officers in riot gear on the Broadwater Farm housing estate, Tottenham, London, the morning after the riot of 6th October 1985. The racial disorder developed after Cynthia Jarret collapsed and died as police sear???
LONDON - OCTOBER 1985: (FILE PHOTO) Police officers in riot gear on the Broadwater Farm housing estate, Tottenham, London, the morning after the riot of 6th October 1985. The racial disorder developed after Cynthia Jarret collapsed and died as police sear???