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London rises from the ashes

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If, like us, you've been feeling more than a little downheartened following a third night of rioting and looting yesterday (8 August), take heart from these photos of communities across London coming together to assist with the clean-up efforts. Despite the horrific violence of recent days, local residents in Hackney, Clapham and Ealing were eager to hit the streets armed with brooms and buckets today - some also wore t-shirts saying "looters are scum" and "I love London."

We have included one photo given to us by a Stylist follower on Twitter, with her caption. If you too would like your photos of the clean-up effort to be featured in the gallery, tweet us @StylistMagazine and we will publish them here. To find out how you can get involved in the clean-up efforts, visit the Riot Clean-Up website here.

Click on the images below to see Londoners unite in the face of riot damage and destruction.

Picture credits: Rex Features and Getty Images

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    Local people bring brooms as they prepare to help clear up Clarence Road in Hackney.

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    Volunteers prepare to help out after rioting in Clapham.

    Image courtesy of Jamila Dixon, who sent the photo to @StylistMagazine with the caption, "clapham cleanup was waiting to go at 10am. We WILL take back our streets using street spirit!"

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    A clean-up operation at Hackney Town Hall sees local residents gather to express their disgust at the damage, praise the council clear-up and assist with repairs after rioting.

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    A resident helps to clear up Clarence Road in Hackney.

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    Members of the community in Hackney hold hands ahead of a clean-up operation to remove debris caused by rioting.

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    Priest Rob Wickham joins other religious leaders at Hackney town centre in a symbol of solidarity.

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    A baby sleeps with a broom by its side during the clean-up in Hackney.

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    Local residents come ready to clean at Hackney Town Hall.

  • London rises from the ashes

    Local residents come ready to clean at Hackney Town Hall.

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    Youths gather to help repair riot damage in Hackney.

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    A burnt-out car is taken away following riots in Hackney.

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    People eager to clean up after last night's rioting gather at Clapham Junction.

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    Clapham resident Hayley Miller joins the locals preparing to help clear up the mess.

  • London rises from the ashes

    Clapham residents prepare to help clear up the mess following last night's riots.

  • London rises from the ashes

    Clapham residents prepare to help clear up the mess following last night's riots.

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    Volunteers get ready to clean up after last night's rioting at Clapham Junction.

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    A volunteer gets ready to clean up after last night's rioting at Clapham Junction.

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    A woman inspects damage to a window of a restaurant in Haven Green, Ealing.

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    A member of a forensic team works at a shop that was looted in Ealing.

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    A picture taken at Finsbury Park on Tuesday morning and tweeted by @WillyDean

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