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A rioter throws a burning wooden plank at police in Tottenham, north London Sunday Aug. 7, 2011, after members of a community, where a young man was shot dead by police, took to the streets to demand "justice." (AP Photo/PA, Lewis Whyld)
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A rioter throws a burning wooden plank at police in Tottenham, north London Sunday Aug. 7, 2011, after members of a community, where a young man was shot dead by police, took to the streets to demand "justice." (AP Photo/PA, Lewis Whyld)

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