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Stitched panoramic view of early rebuilding after Joplin tornado

Aaron Sasson / NBC News

"...and the rebuild begins. Amazing." -- That's what NBC News photographer Aaron Sasson had to say when he tweeted this picture today. He let us know via email what the circumstances were:

We're working on a story for tonight's NBC Nightly News broadcast with Ron Mott reporting about a husband and wife who are rebuilding their hair salon in the most heavily damaged area of Joplin, MO. This couple went to the city, got a building permit, and started the rebuilding process right away. They said they hope to have a roof up by the end of the weekend.

Here's the story from Nightly:

Making a Difference: Just days after their hair salon was leveled by the deadly tornado, a builder and his wife are already getting started on the extreme makeover that rebuilding will require. NBC's Ron Mott reports.

Previously on PhotoBlog from Aaron: iPhone panoramic photograph of Joplin, Missouri tornado devastation