As rioting continues in London for the third consecutive night, it's almost hard to imagine the violence gripping the city at the moment.
But the timelapse video below can give you a little perspective.
The smoke, which can be seen floating over Tottenham, was filmed during some of the early riots, and likely emanates from burning buildings and even a double-decker bus that was set ablaze. To this point, there has been continual looting as London is gripped by some of the worst violence in decades.
The violence, which has spread since the initial riots, is being called more than racial tension, but "unchecked anti-social behaviour." As The Guardian reports, the riots are very likely the result of a mix of poor policing and social deprivation.