Shocking images reveal the gunfights, looting and infernos as race riots rocked Los Angeles after the savage beating of black motorist Rodney King by white cops 25 years ago

IT has been 25 years since the start of one of the deadliest race riots in American history.

The violence erupted in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four white police officers for beating up a black taxi driver Rodney King in 1992.

This photo of Rodney King, taken three days after his March 3, 1991 videotaped beating, is one of three introduced into evidence by the prosecution in the trial of four LAPD officers in a Simi Valley, Calif., courtroom on Tuesday, March 24, 1992
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