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IN PHOTOS: Playing catch-up with a TORNADO

Last updated on: May 27, 2013 08:35 IST

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The United States of America is still struggling to come to terms with a massive tornado that has pulverised Oklahoma City suburbs, killing dozens and affecting hundreds of others. The mega-storm has devastated schools and chewed up businesses; tales of the catastrophe are still pouring in.

However, there are a few brave souls who defy the hellish winds for the sake of scientific research. Their courageous acts have contributed immensely in knowing the nature of these storms, and have also ensured better preparations.

We bring forth recent and archival Reuters images of these bravehearts, aka the storm chasers!

In this photograph, storm chaser photographer Brad Mack is seen shooting a tornado as it makes its way over the 135 freeway near Moundridge, Kansas.

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Photographs: Gene Blevins/Reuters

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Storm chaser videographer and photographer Brad Mack records a tornado near a home in South Haven, in Kansas, Sunday.

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Photographs: Gene Blevins/Reuters

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A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mobile doppler radar mounted on the back of a truck tracks a tornadic thunderstorm passing over Clearwater, in Kansas.

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Photographs: Gene Blevins/Reuters

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Storm chaser Brad Mack from Buena Park California videotapes a rotating supercell storm west of Newcastle, Texas.

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Photographs: Gene Blevins/Reuters

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Storm chaser photographer Brad Mack looks at radar for storms, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, in Kansas.

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Photographs: Gene Blevins/Reuters

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Storm chaser photographers Brad Mack (R) and Gene Blevins take photos of lightning from a tornadic super cell near Apache City, Oklahoma.

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Photographs: Gene Blevins/Reuters

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Storm chasers get close to a tornadic thunderstorm, one of several tornadoes that touched down, in South Haven, Kansas.

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Photographs: Gene Blevins/Reuters

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Lightning from a tornadic thunderstorm passing over Clearwater, Kansas strikes near storm chasers.

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Photographs: Gene Blevins/Reuters

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A storm chaser gets close to a tornadic thunderstorm, one of several tornadoes that touched down in Kansas.

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Photographs: Gene Blevins/Reuters
Tags: TORNADO , Kansas

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Storm chaser photographer Mike Meadows is silhouetted as lightning strikes outside Lake Havasu City, Arizona.


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