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Nagasaki remembers atomic bomb victims 69 years on


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Nagasaki remembers atomic bomb victims 69 years on

A ceremony was held in Nagasaki to mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped by the Americans on the Japanese city on August 9, 1944. More than 70,000 people died when the second bomb exploded three days after the first one, which devastated Hiroshima. Tens of thousands of people, including survivors, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the American ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, attended the commemoration. A minute of silence was observed at 11:02 local time (2:02 GMT), the time when the bomb exploded, devastating Nagasaki.

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