The '92 riot: Revisiting a dark day in LA history - Article Photos 3/20

FILE - Smoke covers Los Angeles in this Thursday, April 30, 1992 file photo as fires like this one on Vermont Avenue burn out of control. The worst riots in modern U.S. history began when outnumbered police were faced down by a crowd angered by the acquittals of four white police officers accused in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)