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Death toll in Joplin slowly rises after tornado

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The remains of a destroyed tree are seen five days after a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 132 people on May 27, in Joplin, Missouri.

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Stephen Dickson stands in front of his parent's home while on the lookout for looters at dusk five days after a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 132 people on May 27, in Joplin, Missouri. Although the house has no roof, Dickson sometimes sleeps in the home to protect it from looting. The town continues the process of recovering from the storm which damaged or destroyed an estimated 8,000 structures.

Great seeing by Getty Images photographer Mario Tama.  We have more images from Joplin here.