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60 Powerful Photos Of Joplin Rebuilding

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the EF-5 tornado that devastated the town of Joplin, Missouri. The tornado left behind is responsible for 161 deaths and hundreds of injuries, but one year later there are signs that the town is beginning to recover. Truly amazing stuff.

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Morgan Osburn, David Hoosier and Kim Hoosier spend a quiet moment together in front of a memorial built for their friend Lance Hare who was killed in the tornado.


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Bob Henke, on vacation from Anchorage, Alaska, stops to take pictures and take in the sights of what was once nothing but debris and destroyed homes.


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Grace Goebel and Zachary Cook play in a wading pool outside of the new Habitat for Humanity home that was built on the spot of a home that had been destroyed.


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7-year-old Camryn Dean plays in the newly built tornado shelter behind her mother's rebuilt home in the heart of what was once nothing but debris and destroyed homes.

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