Article Photos: Tornado survivors pick up pieces as Obama visits 1/177

This aerial photo shows the devastation of  the Cedar Crest and Forest Lake neighborhoods in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on  Thursday, April 28, 2011. A powerful and deadly tornado cut through Tuscaloosa Wednesday evening.  President Barack Obama said he would visit Alabama Friday to view damage and meet with the governor and families devastated by the storms.  Obama has already expressed condolences by phone to Gov. Robert Bentley and approved his request for emergency federal assistance. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)