Los Angeles Riots: Now & Then (Photos)

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Ted Soqui, a local photographer, shot the riots and their aftermath. Twenty years later, he returned to some of the same scenes.

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In this photo, taken on April 29, rioters overturned a parking attendant booth near Parker Center, then the headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Public art has replaced the parking attendant booth. The old lot is now home to the LAPD's Metropolitan Detention Center.

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A burning building on 7th Ave at Union St. near downtown Los Angeles, on April 30, 1992.

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The building in 2012.

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Police officers in front of Parker Center, the headquarters of the LAPD at the time, on the first night of the riots.

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The now empty Parker Center in 2012. The LAPD has since relocated its headquarters to a new facility nearby.

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A looted Circuit City electronics store at La Brea Ave. and Sunset Boulevard in early May 1992.

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The building is now home to a Ross clothing store.

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A torched mini-mall at Western Ave. and 6th Street in Los Angeles's Koreatown neighborhood, in May 1992.

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The rebuilt mini-mall at Western Ave. and 6th Street.

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A looted shopping mall burned on April 30, 1992, in the Mid-City district of Los Angeles.

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The site is now home to a new shopping center and Lowe's home-improvement store.

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The charred remains of an apartment building at Olympic Blvd at Albany St., with the downtown skyline in the background, in May 1992.

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A school now sits at the site of the apartment building.

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A Trak Auto store at Washington Blvd. near Norton Ave. was burned and looted on April 30, 1992.

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A Fish 2Go restaurant now occupies the site.

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A woman with her children walked past several burnt businesses on South Vermont Ave. in South Central Los Angeles on April 30, 1992.

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The same stretch of South Vermont Ave. today in South Los Angeles. The district dropped Central from its name in 2003.

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A torched stretch of Adams Blvd. near Crenshaw Ave. on April 30, 1992.

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The same stretch of Adams Blvd. in 2012.