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The U.K. is moving toward getting rid of all cluster bombs in its armory in keeping with growing international efforts to ban the bombs, which spread miniature "bomblets" and have caused many civilian deaths around the world.

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The first time I saw one, my first instinct was to pick it up. It shone in the sunlight, bright green, something new and fresh amid the dry grass of the south Lebanon hills. The little cluster bomblet seemed to have been made to hold in the hand. No wonder the little children died.

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