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Sunday, 25 November, 2001, 18:12 GMT
In pictures: Tornadoes hit US South
A series of tornadoes have hit the US South around the Mississippi Delta, destroying property and leaving at least 12 people dead.

BBC News Online tells the story in pictures.

Destroyed houses
Homes and businesses were destroyed over a large area

Tornado victims
At least 12 people were killed by the tornadoes

Destroyed home
Many people have been made homeless

Church hit by tornado
An organ was all that was left of this church

Boys search through the ruins
Victims searched for what is left of their belongings

Tornado victims
Witnesses said the tornadoes sounded like a "gun battle"

A tornado victim surveys the devastation
Emergency accommodation is needed for many victims
See also:

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