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Mexico Radioactive Theft
A police agent stands guard as an Mexican Federal Police vehicle leaves the village of Hueypoxtla, Mexico, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Mexican troops and federal police kept a nighttime vigil guarding a rural field where thieves abandoned a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60, while officials began planning the delicate task of safely recovering the dangerous material. The cargo truck hauling the cobalt-60 was stolen from a gas station Tuesday in the neighboring state of Hidalgo, about 40 kilometers (24 miles) from where the material was recovered. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)