German explosives experts have defused a massive World War II bomb in the financial capital of Frankfurt after tens of thousands of people evacuated their homes.
About 60,000 people were ordered to leave on Sunday in what was Germany's biggest evacuation since the war, with more than a thousand emergency service workers helping to clear the area around the bomb, which was discovered on a building site last week.
More than 2000 tonnes of live bombs and munitions are found each year in Germany, even under buildings.
British and American warplanes pummelled the country with 1.5 million tonnes of bombs that killed 600,000 people.
Officials estimate that 15 percent of the bombs failed to explode, some burrowing six metres deep.