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Moscow's full body scanners in action

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The attempt by a Nigerian man to blow up a plane flying from Amsterdam to Detroit over Christmas has had a major repercussion for some travellers.

As airports around the world - from Abuja to Chicago - choose to install full body scanners at security check points, the BBC's Richard Galpin visited a Moscow airport that was one of the first in the world to install them.

They have been in use there for two years.

They employ radio waves and show much more detail as passengers go through security.

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