Article Photos: Tornado survivors pick up pieces as Obama visits 10/177

A Tornado leaves a path of devastation after as it  hits Pratt City just north of downtown Birmingham on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Birmingham, Ala.   The widespread destruction caused Gov. Robert Bentley to declare a state of emergency by midday, saying tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail, and straight-line winds caused damage to "numerous homes and businesses" in Alabama. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)