Japan: 66th Anniversary of Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

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On Saturday August 6, 2011, Japan marked the 66th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and the first one since the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The ceremony was attended by representatives of over 60 nations including the nuclear powers of Britain, France, Russia and the United States, according to the officials.


Prime Minister Naoto Kan and thousands of people attended at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park for a moment of silence to remind 140,000 killed in the atomic bombing at 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, 1945, by the United States in the last stages of World War II. After this disaster three days, on August 9 1945, a second atomic bombing in Nagasaki killed tens of thousands more and prompted the Japanese to surrender. In a speech at the ceremony marking the bombing in 1945, Mr Kan said that Japan would consider the causes of nuclear accidents this year in Fukushima nuclear power plant and aim to not dependent much on nuclear energy. Kazumi Matsui Hiroshima mayor also called on the government for reviewing its nuclear policy. He emphasized that the obsession of radiation made many people live in anxiety and lose much confidence in nuclear energy.


A girl praying for atomic bomb victims in front of a memorial at the Peace Memorial Park on August 6, 2011

A girl praying for atomic bomb victims in front of a memorial at the Peace Memorial Park on August 6, 2011


Buddhist monks offering prayers for 14000 victims of the world's first atomic bombing in 1945 during World War II at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

Buddhist monks offering prayers for 14,000 victims of the world's first atomic bombing in 1945 during World War II at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima


Friends and relatives of Korean victims of the atomic bombing were seen around the monument for Korean victims at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. According to the report, there were about 20,000 Koreans living in Hiroshima were dead

Friends and relatives of Korean victims of the atomic bombing were seen around the monument for Korean victims at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. According to the report, there were about 20,000 Koreans living in Hiroshima were dead


Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan made a speech at the memorial

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan made a speech at the memorial


The pigeons are set free flying over the dome of a building damaged due to bombing

The pigeons are set free flying over the dome of a building damaged due to bombing


A man praying for victims

A man is praying for victims


Participants laying flowers to remind the victims

Participants laying flowers to remind the victims


This scene of the A-bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

This scene of the A-bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima


On August 6, 1945, there was a US B-29 bomber called

On August 6, 1945, there was a US B-29 bomber called "Enola Gay" taking off from the Marianas Islands and carrying the nuclear bomb known as "Little Boy" and headed towards Japan


The bomb was thrown on Hiroshima at 08:15 and was blasted at a height of 580 meters above the city

The bomb was thrown on Hiroshima at 08:15 and was blasted at the height of 580 meters above the city


There was an estimate of 80,000 people died immediately…

There was an estimate of 80,000 people died immediately…


…Tens of thousands more people left their lives due to terrible burns and radiation, causing the death toll to 140,000

…Tens of thousands more people left their lives due to terrible burns and radiation, causing the death toll of 140,000


Hiroshima city was destroyed approximately 70%

Hiroshima city was destroyed approximately 70%


This picture was released in October 1945 demonstrating the central Hiroshima, two months after the deadly blast ng of Hiroshima This picture, taken by Yoshimi Nakamae in October 1945, shows central Hiroshima, two months after the bombing

This picture was released in October 1945 demonstrating the central Hiroshima, two months after the deadly bomb blast

 

Japan’s Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Destruction

 

Related links:

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