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A firefighter stands next to the radiation head that was part of a radiation therapy machine, in the patio of the family who found the abandoned radiation head in a nearby field in the village of Hueypoxtla, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Officials were engaged Thursday in the delicate task of recovering the stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 abandoned in a rural field in central Mexico state. According to National Commission of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards, the radioactive source had been removed from the radiation head and was found nearby in an empty lot. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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