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The 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing(26 images)

The Peace Memorial Park on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 5, 2015. In August 1945 the United States dropped atomic bombs in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing around 129,000 people during the final stage of the Second World War.

Candles are seen around the Atomic-bomb dome in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 2015. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI
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People float colorful paper lanterns into the Motoyasu River in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 2015. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI
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People pray for the atomic bomb victims at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 2015. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI
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People pray for the atomic bomb victims at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 2015. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI
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