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    40 Historical pictures tell a different story A mother and son observing a mushroom cloud after a 1953 atomic test in Las Vegas.

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    A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas. 1953.

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    #MOM and #Son Watching the #mushroom cloud after an atomic test Las Vegas 1953, 40 Must-See Historical Photos - BM Pak | BM Pak

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