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In pictures: US tornadoes

Residents survey the damage from a tornado that ripped through the town of Picher, Oklahoma, 10 May, 2008

Tornadoes and severe storms swept across three south-central US states over the weekend, causing destruction and killing at least 22 people.

A man picks through the rubble of a house in Seneca, Missouri. Photo: 11 May 2008

Missouri was the worst-hit by the storms, with 15 people confirmed dead across the state.

Several homes destroyed by a tornado near Seneca, Missouri, 10 May, 2008

The storms shattered a number of homes and businesses, in what President George W Bush described as "a sad day".

A woman contemplates the damage from a tornado that ripped through the town of Picher, Oklahoma, 10 May, 2008

In Oklahoma, at least six people died when a tornado flattened parts of the mining town of Picher.

Residents survey the damage from a tornado that ripped through the town of Picher, Oklahoma, 10 May, 2008

Authorities in Picher said a 24-street area of the town had been "virtually destroyed".

Residents sort through the remains of their home in Picher on 11 May 2008

Stunned survivors later sifted through the rubble of their houses to salvage whatever they could.

The wreckage of a boat dealership in Darien, Georgia. Photo: 11 May 2008

At least one person was killed in Georgia, as storms moved east on Sunday.

A car sits where a house once was after a deadly tornado swept through south-west Missouri near Seneca, 10 May, 2008

Officials warn that the death toll could climb as rescuers are continuing their search for survivors.



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