11 August 2011
Last updated at 05:46
After four nights of unrest in English cities, a sign urging Londoners to be nice to each other appears near an Underground station.
A worker stands guard beside the charred remains of House of Reeves furniture shop in Croydon, south London, which was burnt to the ground in Sunday night's violence. Police have charged a 21-year-old man with arson with intent to endanger life.
The boarded-up window of a discount store in Peckham, south London, displays hundreds of notes sending out a message of peace.
Prime Minister David Cameron emerges from Downing Street on Wednesday morning to give a statement on the riots, in which he warns: "The fightback is under way."
Meadows police station in Nottingham was attacked during Tuesday night's violence.
Young volunteers help the clean-up effort in Manchester, where more than 100 people were arrested after youths looted shops and set fire to cars and buildings.
A woman walks past a broken cafe window in Clapham Junction. Tuesday night was mostly quiet in London after 16,000 police were deployed to patrol the streets.
After hundreds of youths rampaged through Manchester city centre on Tuesday night, hurling bottles and stones at police and vandalising shops, the verdict of fellow citizens is clear.
A candle-lit vigil was held in Birmingham at the scene of where three men, Haroon Jahan, 21, Shahzad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, were killed after they were hit by a car on Tuesday night. They were protecting their property. A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Tariq Jahan, whose son was killed, stood in the middle of the semi-circle of some 250 well-wishers as they lit candles.
Magistrates in London, Manchester and Solihull worked through the night on Wednesday to fast track some of the defendants who were in custody in relation to the disturbances. The total number of people arrested in relation to riots which started on Saturday stands at more than 1,100.