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Berlin neighbourhood evacuated after WWII bomb found

Police say a part of the Kreuzberg district is being cleared as a precaution while experts defuse the 100-kilogram Russian bomb.

Firefighters work at the construction site where a World War II bomb was found.

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Firefighters work at the construction site where a World War II bomb was found.

Berlin police are evacuating a downtown area of the capital including the popular German Museum of Technology after a World War II bomb was found during construction work.

Police said Monday the area in the Kreuzberg district is being evacuated temporarily as a precaution while experts defuse and dispose of the 100-kilogram (220-pound) Russian bomb.

Even more than 70 years after the end of WWII such finds during construction work are common in Germany.

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