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Published April 27, 2012, 12:00 AM

Hackleburg, Alabama


Tornado debris is burned in downtown Hackleburg, Ala., Monday, April 16, 2012. It was about 3:20 p.m. a year ago when the skies grew dark over the northwest Alabama town of Hackleburg and a tornado dropped from the sky. When it left, 18 people were dead. All but one of town's 32 commercial buildings was wiped out, including its largest employer, leaving most of the survivors without jobs. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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