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Great photo report from the London riots by AFP’s Leon Neal

August 12, 2011 3 comments

I just wanted to share this post from AFP’s Leon Neal, a snapper I have been lucky enough to talk with on many occasions via Twitter (where he goes by @TabascoKid). Very scary stories (and brilliant shots) of what it was like to try and cover the London riots of August 2011 from a press photographer’s perspective:

http://www.leonneal.com/blog/2011/08/12/london-riots-august-2011/

It’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time to check this out.

All I saw was this pretty awesome rainbow…


Tonight, many neighbourhoods in London are on fire, and it seems more trouble is popping up all around, Harlesden being the closest to where I live in Queens Park. Most of the trouble seems to be in Hackney though, well east of us.

But when we looked over that way all we saw was a pretty wicked, horizon-to-horizon rainbow.

Looking East towards the Hackney Riots...

Guess there’s still stuff to be happy about in London, after all.