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Police agents cordon off an area in 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.

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Police agents cordon off an area in 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.