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Cartoon bird warns Fukushima children of radiation

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A grinning bird mascot has been enlisted to teach Japanese children in Fukushima how to stay safe from the radiation that escaped from the region's crippled nuclear power plant. 

This handout picture taken by Fukushima prefectural government shows Kibitan. The grinning bird mascot has been enlisted to teach Japanese children in Fukushima how to stay safe from the radiation that escaped from the region's crippled nuclear power plant.

Kibitan -- a plump, yellow cartoon character with stubby wings and boots -- is warning youngsters to stay away from puddles and ditches, where radioactive particles accumulate.

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