London police say nearly 700 charged over riots

Sergeant Nash of the Westminster Burglary Squad enters a property in Westminster, London, Thursday Aug. 11, 2011, as police attempt to recover property stolen during the recent civil disturbances. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron promised vigorous and wide-ranging measures to restore order and prevent riots erupting again on Britain's streets - including taking gang-fighting tips from American cities. Cameron told lawmakers there would be no "culture of fear" on Britain's streets, as police raided houses to round up more suspects from four days of rioting and looting in London and other English cities. (AP Photo/Nigel Howard/Evening Standard, pool)

August 12, 2011 12:56:56 PM PDT
Thousands of extra police officers were stationed on Britain's streets Friday, as the country faced its first weekend since riots raged through suburbs and town centers, leaving a scarred landscape of broken glass and torched buildings.