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The sun rises over a tornado ravaged home early on May 27, 2013 in Moore, Okla. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Oklahoma Tornado Debris Would Create Nearly Two-Mile-High Pile

Before residents of Moore can rebuild, they’ll have to deal with the debris from the deadly tornado that devastated the Oklahoma City suburb: crushed wood, mangled siding and battered belongings that could make a pile reaching more than a mile into the sky.

05/29/2013

Damage is seen after a tornado swept through. (Credit: Julie Denesha/Getty images)

AP Photographer: ‘All I Could See Was Destruction’

I left the office in Oklahoma City as soon as I saw the tornado warnings on TV. I had photographed about a dozen twisters in the past decade, and knew that if I didn’t get in my car before the funnel cloud hit, it would be too late.

05/21/2013

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