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Hiroshima marks 74th anniversary of bloody atomic bombing

Japan on Tuesday marked the 74th anniversary of Hiroshima attack. In first-ever nuclear attack, the US dropped an atomic bomb on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima, killing about 140,000 by the end of the year in a city of 350,000 residents.

World's first nuclear attack

Japan on Tuesday marked the 74th anniversary of the attack on Hiroshima, where the US dropped an atomic bomb on August 6, 1945, killing about 140,000 by the end of the year in a city of 350,000 residents. It was the world's first nuclear attack.

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'Little Boy' the first atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima

American B-29 fighter jet, the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb, 'Little Boy' over Hiroshima, during World War II. The bomb wiped out 90 per cent of the city and instantly killed an estimated 80,000 people.

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Genbaku Dome - the only structure left standing

The Atomic Bomb Dome, or Genbaku Dome, was the only structure left standing in this district of the city and has been preserved as a peace memorial.

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Sign of the UN treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons

Today mayor of Hiroshima Kazumi Matsui used the occasion to push the Prime Minister Shinzo administration to sign the UN treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons (TPNW), approved by more than 120 nations, but rejected by the US and other nuclear-armed countries.
 

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Negotiations over nuclear weapons

The Hiroshima anniversary ceremony came hours after North Korea launched suspected ballistic missiles in its fourth round of recent weapons demonstrations. The activity follows a stalemate in negotiations over its nuclear weapons.

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Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

People visit the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 5, 2019, one day before the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima.

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