1. WHEW!

    Huge WWII Bomb Defused in Germany

    Firefighters and police look at a  1.8 ton WWII bomb  in river Rhine near Koblenz Saturday Dec. 3, 2011. Officials in Germany's western city of Koblenz say some 45,000 residents have to be evacuated because of a World War II era bomb discovered in the Rhine river. The bomb was discovered in the Rhine after its water level fell significantly amid a prolonged lack of rain.   (AP Photo/dapd/ Harald Tittel)

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    A massive World War II–era bomb was successfully defused in the German city of Koblenz. Earlier, authorities partially evacuated the city—about half of the 107,000 residents living within a 1.2-mile radius of the bomb had to leave their homes. The 1.8-ton bomb, dropped by the British more than 65 years ago, was discovered last month after a drought exposed it in the Rhine River.

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