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    West, tx - april 18: a destroyed fire truck sits among piles of rubble where an explosion at the west fertilizer company leveled the business a day earlier april 18, 2013 in west, texas. according to west mayor tommy muska, around 35 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (photo by chip somodevilla/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: a home burned to the ground by an explosion yesterday at the west fertilizer company is seen from the air april 18, 2013 in west, texas. according to west mayor tommy muska, around 14 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (photo by chip somodevilla/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: an explosion yesterday at the west fertilizer company destroyed this playground across the street, shown from the air on april 18, 2013 in west, texas. according to west mayor tommy muska, around 14 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (photo by chip somodevilla/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: the west fertilizer company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on april 18, 2013 in west, texas. according to west mayor tommy muska, around 14 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded yesterday, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (photo by chip somodevilla/getty images)

    © Chip Somodevilla / 2013 Getty Images
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    West, tx - april 18: debris litters a farmer's field after an explosion yesterday leveled the west fertilizer company, shown from the air on april 18, 2013 in west, texas. according to west mayor tommy muska, around 14 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (photo by chip somodevilla/getty images)

    © Chip Somodevilla / 2013 Getty Images
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    West, tx - april 18: a home burned to the ground by an explosion yesterday at the west fertilizer company is shown from the air on april 18, 2013 in west, texas. according to west mayor tommy muska, around 14 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (photo by chip somodevilla/getty images)

    © Chip Somodevilla / 2013 Getty Images
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    West, tx - april 18: search and rescue workers comb through what remains of a 50-unit apartment building (foreground) and the west rest haven nursing home the day after an explosion at the west fertilizer company destroyed the buildings april 18, 2013 in west, texas. according to west mayor tommy muska, around 14 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every directio

    © Chip Somodevilla / 2013 Getty Images
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    West, tx - april 18: bill warren, a member of veterans of foreign wars post 4819, lowers the u.s. flag to half staff in memory of victims of the west fertilizer company explosion april 18, 2013 about 20 miles north of waco in west, texas. a fiery explosion that damaged or destroyed buildings within a half-mile radius ripped through the facility last night, injuring more than 160 people and killing an unknown number of others. (photo by kevork djansezian/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: coy zahirniak feeds his uncle's dog dasiy duke sausage after the dog and its owners survived the west fertilizer company explosion, but lost their home april 18, 2013 in west, texas. a fiery explosion that damaged or destroyed buildings within a half-mile radius ripped through the facility last night, injuring more than 160 people and killing an unknown number of others. (photo by kevork djansezian/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: jackie arias picks up donated clothing at veterans of foreign wars post 4819 after her house was damaged april 18, 2013 in west, texas. a fiery explosion that damaged or destroyed buildings within a half-mile radius ripped through the facility last night, injuring more than 160 people and killing an unknown number of others. (photo by kevork djansezian/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: search and rescue workers comb through what remains of a 50-unit apartment building the day after an explosion at the west fertilizer company destroyed the building april 18, 2013 in west, texas. according to west mayor tommy muska, around 14 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (photo by chip somodevilla/getty images)

    © Chip Somodevilla / 2013 Getty Images
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    West, tx - april 18: a texas state trooper stops people from entering the neighberhood around the west fertilizer company april 18, 2013 in west, texas. a fiery explosion that damaged or destroyed buildings within a half-mile radius ripped through the facility last night, injuring more than 160 people and killing an unknown number of others. (photo by kevork djansezian/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: workers wait before removing broken glass and cleaning the future home of the history of west museum on april 18, 2013 in west, texas. the broken glass was caused by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion on wednesday evening. (photo by erich schlegel/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: workers with cen-tex roof systems cover a broken window with plywood on april 18, 2013 in downtown west, texas. the damage was caused by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in west on wednesday evening. (photo by erich schlegel/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: the u.s. flag flies at half staff as workers with gate precast cover a broken window at pointwest bank with plywood on april 18, 2013 in downtown west, texas. the damage was caused by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in west on wednesday evening. (photo by erich schlegel/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: west high school senior mackenzie wernet (c) is embraced by fellow students and friends after praying for the victims and survivors the day after the west fertilizer company explosion april 18, 2013 in west, texas. wernet's home was destroyed when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (photo by chip somodevilla/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: west high school senior students mackenzie wernet (r) and heather perry embrace after praying for the victims and survivors the day after the west fertilizer company explosion april 18, 2013 in west, texas. wernet's home was destroyed when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing at least five people, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (photo by chip somodevilla/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: west high school senior students kelsey hoelscher (c) and heather perry (r) embrace after praying for the victims and survivors the day after the west fertilizer company explosion april 18, 2013 in west, texas. hoelscher's uncles, bob snokhous and doug snokhous, were volunteer fire fighters who are presumed dead after the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (photo by chip somodevilla/gett

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    West, tx - april 18: hewitt, texas police officer mike zahirniak (c) comforts his son, coy zahirniak, 9, outside the west community center the day after the west fertilizer company explosion april 18, 2013 in west, texas. coy alerted his family to the fire across the street from his grandfather willie zahirniak's home and the plant exploded as they evacuated. the home was destroyed and coy has been credited for saving his family from harm. the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more than f

    © Chip Somodevilla / 2013 Getty Images
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    West, tx - april 18: hewitt, texas police officer mike zahirniak (r) comforts his son, coy zahirniak, 9, outside the west community center the day after the west fertilizer company explosion april 18, 2013 in west, texas. coy alerted his family to the fire across the street from his grandfather willie zahirniak's home and the plant exploded as they evacuated. the home was destroyed and coy has been credited for saving his family from harm. the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more than f

    © Chip Somodevilla / 2013 Getty Images
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    West, tx - april 18: hewitt, texas police officer mike zahirniak (r) comforts his son, coy zahirniak, 9, outside the west community center the day after the west fertilizer company explosion april 18, 2013 in west, texas. coy alerted his family to the fire across the street from his grandfather willie zahirniak's (l) home and the plant exploded as they evacuated. the home was destroyed the coy has been credited for saving his family from harm. the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more th

    © Chip Somodevilla / 2013 Getty Images
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    West, tx - april 18: volunteers gather and transport donated bedding outside the west community center the day after the west fertilizer company explosion april 18, 2013 in west, texas. the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more than five people, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (photo by chip somodevilla/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: west high school senior students (l-r) brittany singh, kelsey hoelscher, ashton uptmor and nicole hutyra pray for the victims and survivors the day after the west fertilizer company explosion april 18, 2013 in west, texas. hoelscher's uncles, bob and doug snokhous, were volunteer fire fighters who are presumed dead after the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (photo by chip somodevilla/g

    © Chip Somodevilla / 2013 Getty Images
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    West, tx - april 18: a law enforcement vehicle drives through the blast area from an explosion at a fertilizer plant on april 18, 2013 in west, texas. the explosion on wednesday evening killed at least five people and caused severe damage in the surrounding area. (photo by erich schlegel/getty images)

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    West, tx - april 18: workers with johnson roofing cover up the window frames of carol anne kocian's home with sheets of plywood on april 18, 2013 in west, texas. kocian lives very close to the site of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion that blew out all the windows of her house wednesday. (photo by erich schlegel/getty images)

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    Texas attorney general greg abbott (c) briefs the media on april 18, 2013 in west, texas, about the massive explosion at a fertilizer factory killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. authorities said they feared they could find more bodies in the rubble of homes and businesses leveled by the tremendous explosion, which was preceded by a fire at the west fertilizer plant in the southern us state. afp photo/frederic j. brown (photo credit should read frederic j. brown/afp/getty images)

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    Us army personel help with the control of traffic in and out of the blast-affected area in west, texas on april 18, 2013. rescuers in texas combed through rubble in a painstaking search for survivors after the massive blast at a fertilizer plant killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. afp photo/frederic j. brown (photo credit should read frederic j. brown/afp/getty images)

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