Today: Remember Hiroshima

On this day in 1945 80,000 people were killed instantly and thousands more have died from injuries or illness attributed to the nuclear attacks on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later with the bombing of Nagasaki ten thousands more of mostly civilian population in Japan was killed with the second atomic bomb dropped by the US.

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The image above shows the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima and parts of the city before and after the bombing. Image(s) source: Wikipedia

More information:
Telegraph Hiroshima picture gallery
Wikipedia on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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