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Hiroshima marks Atomic Bomb anniversary

Hundreds of people gathered at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in Japan. The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by the USA on 6 August,1945, killing an estimated 70,000 people instantly, with many more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation.

Hiroshima marks Atomic Bomb anniversary
People wait in line to pray at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the day of the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan. Japan marks the 69th anniversary of the first atomic bomb that was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing an estimated number of 70,000 people instantly with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, ending World War II. (Getty Images)
Hiroshima marks Atomic Bomb anniversary
People wait in line to pray at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the day of the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan. Japan marks the 69th anniversary of the first atomic bomb that was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing an estimated number of 70,000 people instantly with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, ending World War II. (Getty Images)
Hiroshima marks Atomic Bomb anniversary
People pray at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the day of the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan. Japan marks the 69th anniversary of the first atomic bomb that was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing an estimated number of 70,000 people instantly with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, ending World War II. (Getty Images)
Hiroshima marks Atomic Bomb anniversary
Anti-nuclear and anti-war activists march front of the Atomic Bomb Dome at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the day of the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan. Japan marks the 69th anniversary of the first atomic bomb that was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing an estimated number of 70,000 people instantly with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, ending World War II. (Getty Images)
Hiroshima marks Atomic Bomb anniversary
A woman prays in the rain at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the day of the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan. Japan marks the 69th anniversary of the first atomic bomb that was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing an estimated 70,000 people instantly, with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, ending World War II. (Getty Images)
Hiroshima marks Atomic Bomb anniversary
A man prays at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the day of the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan. Japan marks the 69th anniversary of the first atomic bomb that was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing an estimated 70,000 people instantly, with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, ending World War II. (Getty Images)