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In pictures: US hit by ice storm

Fallen tree limbs after an ice storm in eastern Oklahoma County

A deadly ice storm has struck the central United States, with warnings that more freezing weather is still to come.

A worker tries to restore power supplies in Wright City, Missouri

Up to 800,000 homes and businesses are without electricity as icy winds wreak havoc with power lines and trees.

A frozen statue of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois

Ice up to 1in (2.5cm) thick has covered parts of Oklahoma and Missouri, with more forecast to affect Iowa too.

An ice-covered tree covers a pickup truck in Joplin, Missouri

Accidents on roads made treacherous by driving sleet and ice are to blame for most of more than 20 reported deaths.

Ice-covered road in Oklahoma

A state of emergency has been declared in Oklahoma, freeing up federal resources to help respond to the storm.

Stranded bus passengers wait in the bus station in Tulsa

Many roads and airports have closed, disrupting people's travel plans - including those of the presidential campaigns.

An ice covered tree covers a car at the University of Oklahoma

Forecasters have issued renewed ice storm warnings for parts of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

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