Stockholm riots challenge image of happy, generous state

Firefighters extinguish a burning car, following riots in the Stockholm suburb of Kista late May 21, 2013, in this picture provided by Scanpix. Sweden's capital has been hit by some of its worst riots in years after youths scorched dozens of cars, attacked a police station and threw stones at rescue services in its poor immigrant suburbs for the third night running. REUTERS-Fredrik Sandberg-Scanpix

By Patrick Lannin and Philip O’Connor

STOCKHOLM | Wed May 22, 2013 7:48pm EDT

(Reuters) – Hundreds of youth have torched cars and attacked police in four nights of riots in immigrant suburbs of Sweden’s capital, shocking a country that dodged the worst of the financial crisis but failed to solve youth unemployment and resentment among asylum seekers.

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