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Amarillo : TX : USA | Oct 25, 2011 at 3:38 AM PDT
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The nearly 50-year history of the country's single most powerful nuclear weapon is coming to an end.The United States' most destructive weapon which weighs about 10,000 pound and 600 times stronger than the atomic bomb is being disassembled.At First it was used in 1962, when Cold War tensions peaked during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

It was made to destroy facilities deep underground.

On Tuesday the B53, final components will be broken down near Amarillo

mohsin11 is based in Islamabad, Federal Capital Area, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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