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Peace and protest in Hiroshima

Thousands gather to witness the first visit by an incumbent US president to the site of the world's first atomic bombing at Hiroshima.

Thousands gather to witness the first visit by an incumbent US president to the site of the world's first atomic bombing at Hiroshima.

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Obama makes historic Hiroshima visit

Barack Obama has become the first serving US president to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima, 71-years after it was hit by the world’s first nuclear bomb…

Barack Obama has become the first serving US president to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima, 71-years after it was hit by the world’s first nuclear bomb…

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Japan welcomes Obama Hiroshima visit

The Japanese government has welcomed Barack Obama’s decision to visit Hiroshima later this month. Obama will be the first serving US president to go

The Japanese government has welcomed Barack Obama’s decision to visit Hiroshima later this month. Obama will be the first serving US president to go

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Hiroshima holds 70th memorial of atomic tragedy

Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park has seen the entire Japanese political class and friends from abroad turn out for a memorial service for the city

Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park has seen the entire Japanese political class and friends from abroad turn out for a memorial service for the city

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Hiroshima: August 6 1945

As the Pacific War dragged on following the end of conflict in Europe. The United States, the UK and China called for the unconditional surrender of

As the Pacific War dragged on following the end of conflict in Europe. The United States, the UK and China called for the unconditional surrender of

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Hiroshima remembered in Japan

Japanese men, women and children held paper lanterns and walked around Hiroshima’s Atomic Bomb Dome as the city prepared to remember victims of the

Japanese men, women and children held paper lanterns and walked around Hiroshima’s Atomic Bomb Dome as the city prepared to remember victims of the

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Hiroshima 70 years on: Survivors remember horror of nuclear bomb

Thursday marks 70 years since the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. It killed around 140,000 people in the Japanese city by the end of 1945. The only

Thursday marks 70 years since the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. It killed around 140,000 people in the Japanese city by the end of 1945. The only

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki survivors 70 years later

August 1945. The United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japanese towns. One on Hiroshima on August 6th; another fell on Nagasaki three days later

August 1945. The United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japanese towns. One on Hiroshima on August 6th; another fell on Nagasaki three days later

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The development of the world's nuclear arms: why, when - and who?

On the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb test, a brief history of nuclear weapons and a look at which countries have them today. Nuclear arms

On the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb test, a brief history of nuclear weapons and a look at which countries have them today. Nuclear arms

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki horrors recalled, undiminished

The dropping of atom bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago is given new focus in a special exhibition at American

The dropping of atom bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago is given new focus in a special exhibition at American

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Japan braces for more rain, counts cost of landslides

More rains are expected today in Japan, where rescue workers have spent another night near Hiroshima looking for survivors of a Wednesday deluge that

More rains are expected today in Japan, where rescue workers have spent another night near Hiroshima looking for survivors of a Wednesday deluge that

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Japan marks Hiroshima anniversary

Japan has marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a ceremony in the city’s Peace Park. About 45,000 people, including

Japan has marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a ceremony in the city’s Peace Park. About 45,000 people, including

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Last U.S. crew member of Hiroshima bomber dies

Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay plane that dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6

Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay plane that dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6

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Japan celebrates rice planting tradition

In Japan over ten-thousand people gathered to watch a rice-planting ritual in Kitahiroshima-cho, Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan. The event

In Japan over ten-thousand people gathered to watch a rice-planting ritual in Kitahiroshima-cho, Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan. The event

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Japan shrine visits anger China on World War II anniversary

Japan has commemorated the end of World War II at a ceremony attended by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. But tributes paid at a controversial

Japan has commemorated the end of World War II at a ceremony attended by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. But tributes paid at a controversial

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Japan marks 68th anniversary of Hiroshima Atomic bomb

About 50,000 people from Japan and abroad gathered in Hiroshima to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing there. A memorial service

About 50,000 people from Japan and abroad gathered in Hiroshima to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing there. A memorial service

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Hiroshima victims remembered amid growing anti-nuclear concerns

Sixty-seven years on, Japan has been remembering the victims of the world’s first atomic bomb attack. Around 50 thousand people attended an annual

Sixty-seven years on, Japan has been remembering the victims of the world’s first atomic bomb attack. Around 50 thousand people attended an annual

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Japan remembers Hiroshima

The Japanese Prime Minister used the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to challenge what he called the “myth of safety” of nuclear

The Japanese Prime Minister used the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to challenge what he called the “myth of safety” of nuclear

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Classified Hiroshima photos on display in New York

Once classified by the US government, dozens of photographs of the aftermath of Hiroshima are on display in New York City. They were taken a

Once classified by the US government, dozens of photographs of the aftermath of Hiroshima are on display in New York City. They were taken a

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Japan marks Hiroshima bombing anniversary

8.15 am. The precise time 65-years ago when an atomic bomb was dropped by the United States on Japan. Tens of thousands of people turned out in

8.15 am. The precise time 65-years ago when an atomic bomb was dropped by the United States on Japan. Tens of thousands of people turned out in

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US attends Hiroshima commemorations

The peace bell tolled at 8.15am. That was the time the Enola Gay dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On the 65th anniversary, survivors joined tens

The peace bell tolled at 8.15am. That was the time the Enola Gay dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On the 65th anniversary, survivors joined tens

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Japan commemorates Hiroshima anniversary

The people of Hiroshima have commemorated the 64th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack. At a ceremony in the city, Japanese Prime

The people of Hiroshima have commemorated the 64th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack. At a ceremony in the city, Japanese Prime