Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings(19 images)

Ceremonies marking the 75th anniversaries of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings were held in Japan. An American B-29 Superfortress dropped the first bomb, killing about 75,000 people during World War II on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped in Nagasaki, killing 8,500 people.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) speaks during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki at the Peace Park in Nagasaki, Japan on Sunday. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo
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