8 gripping images as tornadoes rip through U.S. Midwest

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Severe storms in the U.S. Midwest have left at least six people dead and caused widespread damage.

Illinois was hardest hit by the string of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms, with all five deaths and dozens of injuries reported in the state.

READ MORE: Tornadoes sweep across U.S. Midwest, flattening communities and killing 6

Injuries, extensive damage and power outages are also reported in six other states.

A neighborhood in the Devonshire subdivision of Washington, Ill., is left in ruins after a tornado tore through the northern part of the town on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (Photo credit: AP Photo)

Ray Baughman embraces family shortly after his home was destroyed by a tornado that left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Il., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.  (Photo credit: AP Photo)

A tornado moves northeast Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, two miles west of Flatville, Ill. The tornado damaged…

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