April 29 marks the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Photographer Kirk McKoy was there and recently revisited several of the sites to document the changes over the years.


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Before: A looter wheels a shopping cart full of diapers past a burning market during the riots on April 30, 1992. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
After: The same spot on April. 16, 2012. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)


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Before: LAPD officers respond to the scene where two people were shot at the corner of 8th Street and Kingsley Drive on April 30, 1992. One died. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
After: April 16, 2012. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)


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Before: A young boy helps his father loot the Big 5 Sporting Goods store at Western Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard on April 30, 1992. (J. Albert Diaz / Los Angeles Times)
After: April 16, 2012. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)


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Before: Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies keep watch on a group of people arrested after a store on Martin Luther King Boulevard was looted on April 30, 1992. (Steve Dykes / Los Angeles Times)
After: April 16, 2012. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)


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Before: A shopping mall goes up in flames at La Brea Avenue and Pico Boulevard, where someone spray-painted a statement about violence on April 29, 1992. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
After: April 16, 2012. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)