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Fertilizer plant explosion near Waco, Texas

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Lisa Crowder, facing camera, is hugged by a friend before a First Baptist Church service held in a field four days after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Crowder’s home was destroyed in the massive explosion. (Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)
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Churchgoers pray after a First Baptist Church service held in a field because the building was in the damage zone after a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. (Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)
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Volunteers Dub Harris and Virgil Thompson, right, both from Temple, Texas, cut lumber to build a ramp for a temporary classroom after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, damaged three of the district’s schools.  (Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)
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Firefighters conduct a search-and-rescue mission at an apartment complex destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. (LM Otero / Associated Press)
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This apartment complex was destroyed by an explosion at a nearby fertilizer plant in West, Texas. (LM Otero / Associated Press)
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Firefighters set a brace to support a beam during a search-and-rescue operation at an apartment complex destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. (LM Otero / Associated Press)
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Merchandise and glass are scattered in the West Thrift Shop in West, Texas, on Thursday, a day after a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. (Paul Moseley / Associated Press)
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Men board up the windows of a thrift shop that were blown out by the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.  (Larry W. Smith / European Pressphoto Agency)
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Workers board up windows of a home near the site of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.  (Erich Schlegel / Getty Images)
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Residents at the West Community Center pray for the victims of the explosion at the West Fertilizer Co.  (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
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West High School students Kelsey Hoelscher, left, and Heather Perry embrace after a prayer session for the victims of the fertilizer plant blast in West, Texas.  (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
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Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott speaks to reporters about the massive explosion at a fertilizer plant that occurred in West, Texas.  (Frederic J. Brown / AFP/Getty Images)
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Firefighters search an apartment destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. (L.M. Otero / Associated Press)
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A massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160, officials said overnight.  (L.M. Otero / Associated Press)
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A woman is consoled by a sheriff’s deputy at a command post in West, Texas. (Mike Fuentes / Bloomberg)
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Firefighters conduct a search and rescue operation in the blast zone of an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. (L.M. Otero / Associated Press)
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A firefighter handles a children’s bunk bed during a search of an apartment destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. (L.M. Otero / Associated Press)
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A victim from the West fertilizer plant explosion is wheeled into Hillcrest Baptist Medical Hospital in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson / Associated Press)
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Firefighters conduct search and rescue of an apartment destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. (L.M. Otero / Associated Press)
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The remains of the the West Fertilizer Co. plant smolder in the rain on Thursday in West, Texas. (Smiley N. Pool / Associated Press)
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Waco police spokesman William Swanton addresses the media during a press conference about the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas. (Larry W. Smith / EPA)
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A cloud of smoke rises from a fertilizer plant where an explosion occurred in West, Texas. (Andy Bartee / McClatchy-Tribune)
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A fire burns at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas after an explosion Wednesday. (Michael Ainsworth / Dallas Morning News)
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An injured person is assisted as a nursing home is evacuated after an explosion at a nearby fertilizer plant in West, Texas.  (Rod Aydelotte / Associated Press )
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Emergency workers fight a house fire after an explosion at a nearby fertilizer plant in West, Texas.  (Rod Aydelotte / Associated Press)
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Rescue workers pass a damaged apartment complex after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte / Associated Press)
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Emergency workers evacuate elderly residents from a damaged nursing home after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.  (Rod Aydelotte / Associated Press)
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