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Tornadoes in America: Joplin, Missouri

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This frame grab from video shows a massive tornado on Sunday, May 22, 2011, outside Joplin, Mo. The tornado tore a 6-mile path across southwestern Missouri killing at least 89 people as it slammed into the city of Joplin, ripping into a hospital, crushin
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This frame grab from video shows a massive tornado on Sunday, May 22, 2011, outside Joplin, Mo. The tornado tore a 6-mile path across southwestern Missouri killing at least 89 people as it slammed into the city of Joplin, ripping into a hospital, crushin

Residents of Joplin, Mo, walk west on 26th Street near Maiden Lane after a tornado hit the southwest Missouri city on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011. The tornado tore a path a mile wide and four miles long destroying homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Mike Gul
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Residents of Joplin, Mo, walk west on 26th Street near Maiden Lane after a tornado hit the southwest Missouri city on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011. The tornado tore a path a mile wide and four miles long destroying homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Mike Gul

Many signs and paintings on the outside of destroyed or damaged homes informed rescuers that everyone was safe and accounted for in Joplin, Mo, on Monday, May 23, 2011. This home was one of hundreds that were damaged or destroyed by a tornado that struck
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Many signs and paintings on the outside of destroyed or damaged homes informed rescuers that everyone was safe and accounted for in Joplin, Mo, on Monday, May 23, 2011. This home was one of hundreds that were damaged or destroyed by a tornado that struck

Damaged vehicles litter the parking lot of St. John's Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, after a tornado hit the Missouri city on Sunday, May 22, 2011
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Damaged vehicles litter the parking lot of St. John's Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, after a tornado hit the Missouri city on Sunday, May 22, 2011

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