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The discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb has brought a bustling area of east London to a standstill and forced scores of people from their homes. The 250-kilogram (550-pound) device has lain undisturbed for the past 70 years but was uncovered Monday afternoon by contractors working at a construction site on Temple Street in Bethnal Green.
The discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb has brought a bustling area of east London to a standstill and forced scores of people from their homes. The 250-kilogram (550-pound) device has lain undisturbed for the past 70 years but was uncovered Monday afternoon by contractors working at a construction site on Temple Street in Bethnal Green.

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Unexploded 500-pound WWII bomb found in London

A WWII era bomb found in East London prompted an evacuation of the area. CNN's Ian Lee reports.

Unexploded 500-pound WWII bomb found in London

A WWII era bomb found in East London prompted an evacuation of the area. CNN's Ian Lee reports.