Obama tours twister-ravaged Joplin

President Barack Obama leaves the White House in Washington for a visit to tornado devastated Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

May 29, 2011 5:07:09 PM PDT
Face to face with the legions of homeless and the bereaved, President Barack Obama on Sunday toured the apocalyptic landscape left by Missouri's killer tornado, consoled the community and committed the government to helping rebuild shattered lives.