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Huge tornadoes slash into Ala. cities

Don Kausler, Jr. / AP

A funnel cloud approaches Tuscaloosa, Ala. where reported wide spread damage has occurred from the storm in this photo taken looking north from Taylorsville, Ala. Wednesday April 27, 2011.

Butch Dill / AP

Residents survey the destruction after a tornado hit Pratt City, Ala. just north of downtown Birmingham, Ala. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

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Residents attempt to retrieve their belongings after a tornado destroyed their apartments Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Butch Dill / AP

Residents survey the destruction after a tornado hit Pratt City, Ala. just north of downtown Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

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Watch as a tornado crosses through Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as recorded by Chris England of the Crimson Tide Production Team for the University of Alabama Athletics Department.