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A torn American flag stands in the wreckage of a church in Joplin, Mo., Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Rescue crews worked through the rain-soaked chill of night, ignoring lightning and strong winds to dig through splintered homes, crumpled businesses and crushed cars in Joplin. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)