Massive WWII bomb is defused in Augsburg, Germany

Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP
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Sand bags and a fence are securing the location of the bomb site next to a construction site in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. Tobias Hase/dpa via AP

Massive WWII bomb is defused in Augsburg, Germany

by: David McHugh | .
Associated Press | .
published: December 27, 2016

FRANKFURT, Germany — Explosives experts on Sunday defused a large World War II aerial bomb in the southern German city of Augsburg — clearing the way for thousands of evacuated residents to return to their Christmas celebrations at home.

City police tweeted that they had "good news at Christmas" just before 7 p.m. local time Sunday. They had earlier been unable to say how long residents would have to stay away.

Some 32,000 households with 54,000 residents in the city's historic central district were forced to leave by 10 a.m. Christmas morning so experts could handle the bomb.

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