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Last Updated: Friday March 30 2007 15:39 GMT

In pictures: Tornadoes strike across America

Weather shot

Powerful tornadoes have ripped through several states in America. There were 65 tornadoes in just one day.

Weather shot

The massive storms stretched all the way from South Dakota to Texas. This tornado can be seen touching down in Texas.

Damage caused by the tornadoes

The town of Holly in Colorado was among the worst hit - by a tornado that was as wide as two football pitches.

Damage caused by the tornadoes

Dozens of homes were destroyed and people were left searching through the rubble for their possessions.

Damage caused by the tornadoes

Four people were killed in the storms, which also damaged miles of power and telephone lines.

Damage caused by the tornadoes

This electricity pylon in Oklahoma City was bent and twisted in the storms.

Damage caused by the tornadoes

The clean-up operation is already under way. This man is helping to clear a tree that was uprooted in the bad weather.

Damage caused by the tornadoes

But there's a lot of work left to do. This pile of rubble used to be someone's home!