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A mannequin burns outside a room that was lit on fire for a burn test demonstration at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms National Laboratory Center in Maryland, US. Photo / AFP
A mannequin burns outside a room that was lit on fire for a burn test demonstration at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms National Laboratory Center in Maryland, US. Photo / AFP

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