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In pictures: US storms

Residents assess damage after a severe storm in Marmaduke, Arkansas

Violent storms, with tornadoes and large hailstones, have swept several US states, leaving a trail of destruction.

An overturned truck near Newbern, Tennessee

The storms uprooted trees, brought down power lines and overturned cars across wide sections of some central states.

Resident Lisa Scott takes in the devastation in Millsfield, Tennessee

Tennessee was hit hardest, with tornadoes striking along a 25-mile (40km) path in the western part of the state.

Betty Sisk's home was destroyed when a tornado ripped through Tennessee

Betty Sisk said she and her two children were thrown into the yard by a twister, after taking cover in their house toilet.

A woman tries to salvage dishes from a house destroyed by a tornado in Missouri

Thousands of people have been left without power, while relief workers have been delivering aid to survivors.

Interior of an apartment exposed after a building partially collapsed during a storm in Cincinnati

Authorities in some areas say many people remain trapped in the rubble and that rescue efforts are continuing.

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