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Rodney King gestures prior to the presentation of his autobiographical book 'The Riot Within...My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption' at the Eso Won Book Store in Los Angeles, California, on April 30, 2012.  The 1992 police beating of  Rodney King sparked the LA riots that left more than 50 people dead.    AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Rodney King gestures prior to the presentation of his autobiographical book 'The Riot Within...My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption' at the Eso Won Book Store in Los Angeles, California, on April 30, 2012.  The 1992 police beating of  Rodney King sparked the LA riots that left more than 50 people dead.    AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)

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Twenty years ago, Rodney King went from obscurity to a worldwide symbol of police brutality.

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Twenty years ago, Rodney King went from obscurity to a worldwide symbol of police brutality.