Residents survey the destruction after a tornado hit Pratt City, Ala. just north of downtown Birmingham, Ala. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Butch Dill/AP hide caption

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Announcer Tom Durkin at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., in May 2008. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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