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Watts Riots: Then and now photos

A look back at scenes from the Watts Riots.

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(Left: John Malmin / Los Angeles Times. Right: Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times)

On Aug. 13, 1965, National Guard troops secured a stretch of 103rd Street, dubbed Charcoal Alley, in Watts to help Los Angeles authorities restore order. The burned businesses along this stretch were razed and replaced by apartments and homes, as seen on July 23, 2015.

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(Left: Los Angeles Times. Right: Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times)

A burned out building along 103rd Street near Grandee Avenue in 1965 after the riots. A shopping center now occupies the area on the right, as seen on July 23, 2015.


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