Photo: Joplin, a year later
Safe and sound. Marilyn Sixx hugs her son, Chris Sixx, during a ceremony marking the anniversary of a deadly tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., a year ago on Tuesday. The twister killed 161 people as it cut a wide swath through Joplin. Among Tuesday’s observances was a somber 4-mile “Walk of Unity” through one of the city’s hardest-hit neighborhoods.