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President Obama visits Joplin Missouri

US President Barack Obama has made a visit to the tornado-hit city of Joplin in Missouri, where 142 people are now known to have died.

Ahead of a memorial service, he told reporters that the disaster required a national response.

Later he attended a community memorial service at the Taylor Performing Arts Center on the campus of Missouri Southern State University.

  • 29 May 2011
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