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Police work to remove collar bomb strapped to a young woman in Sydney

Tim Wimborne / Reuters

A policeman wearing protective equipment walks near a house where bomb squad officers are working to protect an 18-year-old girl in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Mosman, August 3, 2011. Australian bomb squads rushed to a house in a Sydney suburb Wednesday to defuse what media reports said may be an explosive device strapped to a young woman's body. Police said they could not confirm the reports that the device was strapped to the woman's neck or that the bomb scare was part of an extortion plot.

Tim Wimborne / Reuters

Onlookers stand behind a police tape near a house where bomb squad officers are working to defuse what media reports said may be an explosive device strapped to a young woman's body, August 3, 2011.

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