More than 54,000 residents were evacuated from Augsburg, Germany, on Christmas in order to defuse a 1.8 ton bomb from World War II.
The city announced the bomb's successful disarming, and the end of the evacuation, around 7 p.m. local time the same day.
The town's mayor Kurt Gribl thanked the crew who worked to dismantle the bomb on Twitter:
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