5 of 8: An American beech tree is down on Capitol Hill grounds in Washington Saturday, June 30, 2012 across theU.S. Supreme Court, background, after a powerful storm swept across the Washington region late Friday. Violent storms swept across the eastern U.S., killing at least nine people and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands on a day that temperatures across the region are expected to reach triple-digits. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP Photo/ Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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