PHOTO GALLERY: Aftermath in Joplin

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | 11:33 p.m. CDT; updated 9:18 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A metal chair is stuck into the outer wall of an Academy Sports + Outdoors store off South Range Line Road in Joplin after Sunday's EF5 tornado.

Many areas of Joplin appear to be a complete loss after a tornado wiped out parts of the city.

Joplin: Aftermath, May 24.
An apartment in the Plaza Apartments complex lies exposed to the elements after the tornado in Joplin.
The Plaza apartment complex, located in east Joplin, joins the many other buildings in the city devastated by Sunday's violent weather.
Providing food, shelter and medical treatment to those displaced by the tornado, Red Cross housed more than 150 people at Missouri Southern State University.
Volunteers go on a search and rescue mission after hearing a rumor that a survivor was found in the wreckage Tuesday afternoon. They found no one.
St. Louis Strike Team 3's Joe Waddell takes a lunch break Tuesday after searching for survivors all morning in Joplin.
A bedroom is left open to the elements on Tuesday afternoon after Joplin's EF5 tornado.
An overturned car sits in front of the Plaza Apartment complex which is uninhabitable after the tornado. Dozens of fire alarms still ring in the dormant apartments.
Richard Simpson, 71, stands in the doorway of his home in Joplin, which received heavy damage from Sunday evening's weather.
Sunday's weather carved a path through western Joplin that leveled most buildings in the central Joplin area.

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Paul Allaire May 25, 2011 | 1:08 p.m.

Tornados SUCK.

That first photograph deserves an award.

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Ben Frederickson May 25, 2011 | 2:51 p.m.

Powerful pictures. Good work.

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Daniel Koucky June 16, 2011 | 3:50 p.m.

The last picture is out of my front window

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