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    Posted August 17, 2011 by
    Joplin, Missouri
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Tornado season

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     darseephoto shares these photos of the tornado-damaged schools of Joplin, Missouri. The first photo shows the building where Joplin High School students began their school year on August 17, 2011. darseephoto took these photos on August 7. She says, 'Around the school there was total devastation and loss. The yard around the school almost resembled a desert after even the grass was ripped out of the ground.'
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    Joplin Mo students started school today as scheduled. The high school students are now meeting at what use to be called Shopco at the local North Park Mall. The shots above are of the new High School location, the old High School location and the old middle school. The schools were destroyed in the F5 tornado that ripped through the town on May 22, 2011.

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