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Peace clock counter is given reset

HIROSHIMA — The counter on the "peace clock" monument in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum that shows the number of days since the last nuclear test was reset Tuesday following recent U.S. tests to examine the effectiveness of its nuclear weapons with the use of plutonium.Nuclear watch: An official at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Tuesday resets the "peace clock," which shows the number of days that have elapsed since the last nuclear test, from 251 to 54 following recent tests by the U.S. KYODO In the 14th reset since the clocks debut in August 2001, the digital counter was changed to 54 from 251, denoting the number of days since March 31 when the United States conducted its latest nuclear test.The clock was last reset on Oct. 13, 2010, following the U.S. announcement that it had conducted a subcritical nuclear test earlier that year.

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