PHOTO GALLERY: Joplin rebuilds and recovers after tornado

Friday, May 27, 2011 | 11:15 a.m. CDT
A mangled sign lies in a devastated Joplin neighborhood Thursday. An EF-5 tornado tore through much of the city Sunday, killing at least 132 people and damaging a hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses.

Joplin residents adjust to life after the devastating tornado, while beginning the arduous process of rebuilding their home.

Refrigerated trailers sit outside a warehouse being used as a temporary morgue in Atlas, east of Joplin, on Thursday.
John Ennis of Columbus, Ohio, helps a resident of a devastated Joplin neighborhood salvage items Thursday.
Firefighters battle a blaze that erupted in debris behind a business in Joplin on Thursday. One firefighter received minor injuries while extinguishing the fire.
A flag files at half-staff over devastated Joplin High School on Thursday.
A walker hangs outside a window blown out by a tornado at St. John's Regional Health Center on Thursday in Joplin.
Names spray painted on a garage door indicate the status of residents of a home in a Joplin neighborhood on Thursday.
Ritchie Randall of Joplin rests his head on the shoulder of his wife, Bianca, while they listen to a town hall meeting for residents affected by the tornado at Missouri Southern State University on Thursday.
Phillip Law frames a wall as he helps rebuild a destroyed beauty salon in Joplin on Thursday. The owner's husband, a general contractor rebuilding the shop, plans to have the project finished in 45 days.
Contractor Darrin Collins begins rebuilding his wife's beauty salon that was destroyed in Sunday's EF-5 tornado in Joplin on Thursday.

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