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Monday, May 23, 2011

The damage from the tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri



The parking lot of St. John's Hospital in Joplin

The parking lot of St. John's Hospital in Joplin
Image: AP

A destroyed helicopter lies on its side at the Joplin Regional Medical Center

A destroyed helicopter lies on its side at the Joplin Regional Medical Center
Image: AP

Emergency personnel walk through a neighborhood near the hospital

Emergency personnel walk through a neighborhood near the hospital
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A man walks past destroyed vehicles at the Joplin Regional Medical Center

A man walks past destroyed vehicles at the Joplin Regional Medical Center
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Emergency workers waiting on a medical team

Emergency workers waiting on a medical team
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Volunteer firefighters look through home wreckage where it was believed a pregnant woman was trapped

Volunteer firefighters look through home wreckage where it was believed a pregnant woman was trapped
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Residents help a woman who hid in her basement during the tornado

Residents help a woman who hid in her basement during the tornado
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An emergency workers searches the wreckage of the Joplin Walmart

An emergency workers searches the wreckage of the Joplin Walmart
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Hospital workers walk from the wreckage of the Joplin Regional Medical Center

Hospital workers walk from the wreckage of the Joplin Regional Medical Center
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Residents of Joplin on 26th St. near Maiden Lane

Residents of Joplin on 26th St. near Maiden Lane
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Residents begin digging through the rubble of their home after the tornado

Residents begin digging through the rubble of their home after the tornado
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Emergency workers waiting for a medical team after finding a body in a tornado damaged car

Emergency workers waiting for a medical team after finding a body in a tornado damaged car
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A man carries a young boy who was rescued after being trapped in his home

A man carries a young boy who was rescued after being trapped in his home
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Volunteer firefighters from Oklahoma survey the wreckage of homes in Joplin

Volunteer firefighters from Oklahoma survey the wreckage of homes in Joplin
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"It's like Armageddon."

Destroyed vehicles piled on top of each other at Joplin Regional Medical Center

Destroyed vehicles piled on top of each other at Joplin Regional Medical Center
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A body is seen in the car as emergency teams wait for a medical crew

A body is seen in the car as emergency teams wait for a medical crew
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Workers wait for a medical team after finding a body in a tornado ravaged car

Workers wait for a medical team after finding a body in a tornado ravaged car
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Joplin residents survey the damage in their neighborhood

Joplin residents survey the damage in their neighborhood
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The lingering clouds from the storm that caused the tornado

The lingering clouds from the storm that caused the tornado
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