The way the world has gone in recent months, images of rioting are not unfamiliar to us. But there's something different about the London riots, a combination of scale and familiarity that makes it even scarier. These are normal British high streets, with their corner stores cell phone shops, going up in flames.
The 10 most terrifying images of the riots:
Videos from the scene are even more frightening:
Finally, we'll close with this video from Good of a Hackney woman standing up to the rioters (NSFW language):