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This three-photo combo shows a scene taken on May 23, 2011, top, July 21, 2011, center, and May 7, 2012, bottom, shows progress made in Joplin, Mo. in the year after an EF-5 tornado destroyed a large swath of the city and killed 161 people. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Joplin, Mo., begins solemn day of remembering deadly tornado

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JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Joplin began a day of solemn remembrance today with a sunrise service to honor the hospital staff, emergency workers and other survivors who sprang into action when one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history carved through the city exactly one year ago.


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