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In Photos: Obama Visits Tornado-Hit Oklahoma

Air Force One views the devastation

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Air Force One flies over tornado damage before landing at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, May 26, 2013.

Offering words of comfort

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President Barack Obama talks with Governor Mary Fallin on the tarmac upon his arrival at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, May 26, 2013.

Sharing their story

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President Barack Obama talks with a father and son on the tarmac following his arrival at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, May 26, 2013. The family was impacted by last week's tornadoes and severe weather in in the state.

A show of support

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President Barack Obama greets a family affected by last week's tornado in Moore, Okla., May 26, 2013.

Devastating damage

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A map of the United States is seen amongst debris from tornado damage outside what remains of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., May 26, 2013.

Comfort to the hurting

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President Barack Obama hugs Amy Simpson, principal of Plaza Towers Elementary School, outside what remains of the school following last week's tornado in Moore, Okla., May 26, 2013.

Words of comfort and support

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks along side what remains of Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., May 26, 2013. Oklahoman Governor Mary Fallin, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, and local officials stand with him.

Thanking the first responders

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President Barack Obama talks with first responders and agency officials at Moore Fire Department Station #1 in Moore, Okla., May 26, 2013. The fire station has served as a command center throughout the disaster, first for search and rescue and now for survivor services.

We will never forget

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A message from President Barack Obama is seen on a Plaza Towers Elementary School sign, at Moore Fire Department Station #1 in Moore, Okla., May 26, 2013.

Obama and the Oklahoma forecasters

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President Barack Obama greets tornado forecasters from NOAA Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., on the tarmac at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, before his departure, May 26, 2013.

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