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First major storm of winter pelts U.S. Midwest

An automobile is damaged by a Mercedes-Benz dealership sign following a winter storm in Mobile, Alabama, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Hauge

An automobile is damaged by a Mercedes-Benz dealership sign following a winter storm in Mobile, Alabama, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Hauge

An automobile is damaged by a Mercedes-Benz dealership sign following a winter storm in Mobile, Alabama, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Hauge
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A vehicle drives on Dodge Street past Memorial Park during a winter storm in Omaha, Nebraska, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

A vehicle drives on Dodge Street past Memorial Park during a winter storm in Omaha, Nebraska, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

A vehicle drives on Dodge Street past Memorial Park during a winter storm in Omaha, Nebraska, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
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A broken tree branch is seen on a snow covered residential street following a winter storm in Omaha, Nebraska, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

A broken tree branch is seen on a snow covered residential street following a winter storm in Omaha, Nebraska, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

A broken tree branch is seen on a snow covered residential street following a winter storm in Omaha, Nebraska, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
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A snapped tree is seen in a residential area following a winter storm in Mobile, Alabama, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Hauge

A snapped tree is seen in a residential area following a winter storm in Mobile, Alabama, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Hauge

A snapped tree is seen in a residential area following a winter storm in Mobile, Alabama, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Hauge
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