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Whole neighborhoods razed by Oklahoma tornado that killed 24

Resident Taylor Tennyson sits in the front yard as family members salvage the remains from their home which was left devastated by a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, in the outskirts of Oklahoma City May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Resident Taylor Tennyson sits in the front yard as family members salvage the remains from their home which was left devastated by a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, in the outskirts of Oklahoma City May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Resident Taylor Tennyson sits in the front yard as family members salvage the remains from their home which was left devastated by a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, in the outskirts of Oklahoma City May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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An aerial view of damage in a neighborhood in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of damage in a neighborhood in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of damage in a neighborhood in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Rescue workers use a canine while searching house-to-house for survivors in a neighborhood left devastated by a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, in the outskirts of Oklahoma City May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Rescue workers use a canine while searching house-to-house for survivors in a neighborhood left devastated by a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, in the outskirts of Oklahoma City May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Rescue workers use a canine while searching house-to-house for survivors in a neighborhood left devastated by a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, in the outskirts of Oklahoma City May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A man and two children exit a shelter after debris was cleared from on top, after a huge tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, near Oklahoma City, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Richard Rowe (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

A man and two children exit a shelter after debris was cleared from on top, after a huge tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, near Oklahoma City, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Richard Rowe (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

A man and two children exit a shelter after debris was cleared from on top, after a huge tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, near Oklahoma City, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Richard Rowe (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
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An aerial view of crews working the scene at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of crews working the scene at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of crews working the scene at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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An aerial view of damage at Moore Medical Center in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of damage at Moore Medical Center in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of damage at Moore Medical Center in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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A rescue worker checks the rubble in a residential area in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013 after a massive tornado struck the area May 20. REUTERS/Richard Rowe

A rescue worker checks the rubble in a residential area in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013 after a massive tornado struck the area May 20. REUTERS/Richard Rowe

A rescue worker checks the rubble in a residential area in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013 after a massive tornado struck the area May 20. REUTERS/Richard Rowe
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An aerial view of heavy equipment working the scene at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of heavy equipment working the scene at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of heavy equipment working the scene at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Residents remove their belongings from a residential area in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013 after a massive tornado struck the area May 20. REUTERS/Richard Rowe

Residents remove their belongings from a residential area in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013 after a massive tornado struck the area May 20. REUTERS/Richard Rowe

Residents remove their belongings from a residential area in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013 after a massive tornado struck the area May 20. REUTERS/Richard Rowe
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An aerial view of damage at Moore Medical Center in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of damage at Moore Medical Center in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of damage at Moore Medical Center in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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An aerial view of destroyed homes in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of destroyed homes in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of destroyed homes in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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A rescue worker checks the rubble in a residential area in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013 after a massive tornado struck the area May 20. REUTERS/Richard Rowe (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

A rescue worker checks the rubble in a residential area in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013 after a massive tornado struck the area May 20. REUTERS/Richard Rowe (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

A rescue worker checks the rubble in a residential area in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013 after a massive tornado struck the area May 20. REUTERS/Richard Rowe (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
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American flags wave over the remains of Plaza Towers Elementary school in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013 after it was destroyed by a massive tornado May 20. REUTERS/Richard Rowe

American flags wave over the remains of Plaza Towers Elementary school in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013 after it was destroyed by a massive tornado May 20. REUTERS/Richard Rowe

American flags wave over the remains of Plaza Towers Elementary school in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013 after it was destroyed by a massive tornado May 20. REUTERS/Richard Rowe
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Abby Madi (L) and Peterson Zatterlee comforts Zaterlee's dog Rippy, after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Abby Madi (L) and Peterson Zatterlee comforts Zaterlee's dog Rippy, after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Abby Madi (L) and Peterson Zatterlee comforts Zaterlee's dog Rippy, after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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Two girls stand in rubble after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Two girls stand in rubble after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Two girls stand in rubble after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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An aerial view of crews working the scene at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of crews working the scene at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An aerial view of crews working the scene at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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A man salvages his belongings after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A man salvages his belongings after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A man salvages his belongings after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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Damaged cars are seen in the parking lot of Moore Hospital after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Damaged cars are seen in the parking lot of Moore Hospital after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Damaged cars are seen in the parking lot of Moore Hospital after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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A man salvages his belongings after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A man salvages his belongings after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A man salvages his belongings after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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An American flag lies on top of an overturned car after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

An American flag lies on top of an overturned car after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

An American flag lies on top of an overturned car after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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A man stands among the wreckage after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A man stands among the wreckage after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A man stands among the wreckage after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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