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Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

Photo gallery: Stunning sights from the Vancouver riot

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While the hockey world should have focused on the brilliant work by the Boston Bruins as they claimed their first Stanley Cup in 39 years, many couldn’t peel their eyes away from the carnage in Vancouver.

It’s unclear if Wednesday night’s stomach-churning riots were less severe than, at the same level or even more problematic than the ones that broke out after the team lost in 1994. What isn’t particularly debatable is how expansive the coverage was this time around compared to 17 years ago. The night of June 15 put a black eye on the city of Vancouver, but it was a profound display of the immediate news available on the Internet and the power that comes with Twitter and other social media Web sites.

Simply put, there were a lot of outlets that were on top of the proceedings. CTV probably gathered the most captivating coverage, providing onlookers with a captivating (if disturbing) live feed of looters and violent people doing terrible – and terribly stupid – things. It’s worth noting that there are some disturbing images and accounts laid out by The Vancouver Province (so be warned before clicking through it), but their live feed of photos and Twitter updates is fascinating nonetheless.

You can read our earlier story about the event here, but for those who might be interested, here is a gallery of some of the photos from an awful moment of fan rebellion. You can also view a slideshow of photos from the riots, as well. Again: these images might be disturbing, so use caution. You can enlarge the images by clicking on them. Some photos will have captions.

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Photo credit: Jonathan Hayward of The Associated Press.

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Photo credit: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images.

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Fans bash down the doors of a local Sears outlet.

Photo credit: Geoff Howe of The Associated Press.

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That woman is lighting her cigarette with flames from the riot. Yup.

Photo credit: Geoff Howe of The Associated Press.

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The Vancouver tourism board probably won’t use this picture in any brochures.

Photo credit: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images.

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No, those aren’t the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (We hope.)

Photo credit: Ryan Remiorz of The Associated Press.

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It must have been a long night for Vancouver authorities and will be a long morning for whoever has to clean that mess up.

Photo credit: Darryl Dyck of The Associated Press.

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Few things say “disturbing signs of a riot” quite like widespread car flipping.

Photo credit: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images.

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The photo known around the Internet as “rioters in love.” Nothing says “steamy summer romance” quite like glass on the ground, teargas in the air and chaos in the streets, right? It’s just like prom night!

Photo credit: Rich Lam of Getty Images.