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  • ** FILE ** An emergency worker searches a tornado-damaged Walmart store in Joplin, Mo., on Monday, May 23, 2011. A large tornado moved through much of the city Sunday, damaging a hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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