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PHOTOS: 69 years after world's DEADLIEST attack

August 06, 2014 10:46 IST

PHOTOS: 69 years after world's DEADLIEST attack

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Hiroshima, the Japanese town where the atomic bomb was first dropped in 1945 during the World War II, commemorated the 69th anniversary of the bombing Wednesday at the city’s Peace Memorial Park.

Smoke billows over Hiroshima, Japan after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city in 1945. Thousands of people died in the attack and history was rewritten after this incident.

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Photographs: Reuters

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People pray at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the day of the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Japan marks the 69th anniversary of the first atomic bomb that was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing an estimated number of 70,000.

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Photographs: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

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A child prays at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the day of the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

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A woman mourns and prays for the souls of the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on the 69th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing on the city.

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offers a flower wreath for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing.

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People wait in line at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to pay homage to the victims of the first atomic bombing. 


Photographs: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

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