02 July 2012 10:12 | By MSN News
In pictures: US battered by storms

State of emergency declared in four states after extreme weather causes devastation



Storm-damaged trees litter the east lawn of the Capitol buildings in Washington (© REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
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  • Storm-damaged trees litter the east lawn of the Capitol buildings in Washington (© REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
  • The dislodged awning of the storm-damaged Park Tanglewood apartments (© REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
  • Debris from the storm-damaged Park Tanglewood apartments sits in a parking lot in Riverdale, Maryland (© REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
  • A child looks at a house struck by a tree after a violent thunderstorm ripped through Falls Church in Virginia (© REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
  • Workers clear storm damage in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood in Washington (© REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
  • A woman takes a photograph of Mike Wolfe's pick-up truck as it lies under a fallen tree in front of his house after a severe storm in Falls Church, Virginia (© AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
  • Tyler Taylor, 14, walks across a large downed tree in Falls Church, Virginia (© AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
  • A utility pole is seen cracked in half by a downed tree on a residential street in Arlington, Virginia (© AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Millions of people across the east of the United States are facing a third day of 40C temperatures without electricity after storms ripped through the region, killing 13 people. It could be several days before all power is restored to Washington DC and other areas. In this picture, storm-damaged trees litter the east lawn of the Capitol buildings in Washington.

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