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In pictures: US tornado destruction

A man searches through the debris of his daughter's home in Lawrence County, Alabama

Devastating tornadoes have torn through the southern US, killing dozens of people and injuring many more.

Tornado damage in Holland, Kentucky

The worst-hit states were Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.

Tornado damage in Lawrence County, Alabama

The storms flattened homes, smashed buildings and sent vehicles flying.

Tornado damage in Aldridge Grove, Alabama

Rescue teams are still searching wrecked homes across the region.

US Post Office workers search through the remains of a post office in Castalian Springs, Tennessee

The death toll was highest in Tennessee, where 31 people were killed.

Tornado damage in Atkins, Arkansas

In Atkins, Arkansas, a couple and their daughter were killed in their home.

Tornado damage in Atkins, Arkansas

Winter tornadoes are not uncommon, but officials said they were shocked by the intensity of the storms.

A woman searches through debris at her mother's house in Atkins, Arkansas

President George W Bush has offered federal aid and will visit the region on Friday. If you have any pictures of the tornado damage you can send them to yourpics@bbc.co.uk.





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