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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 70th anniversary of first atomic bomb in warfare

August 06, 2015, 18:12 UTC+3
This year, Japan commemorates the 70th anniversary of nuclear bombardments of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that claimed the lives of over 450,000 people
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On August 6, 1945 US bomber B-29 Enola Gay dropped a four-tonne uranium bomb codenamed Little Boy on Hiroshima
On August 6, 1945 US bomber B-29 Enola Gay dropped a four-tonne uranium bomb codenamed Little Boy on Hiroshima
On August 6, 1945 US bomber B-29 Enola Gay dropped a four-tonne uranium bomb codenamed Little Boy on Hiroshima
©  AP Photo/File
The explosion instantly killed an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 people. Photo: The Urakami Catholic Cathedral in Nagasaki, seen Sept. 13, 1945, is laid waste in the aftermath of the detonation of the atom bomb over a month ago over this city
The explosion instantly killed an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 people. Photo: The Urakami Catholic Cathedral in Nagasaki, seen Sept. 13, 1945, is laid waste in the aftermath of the detonation of the atom bomb over a month ago over this city
The explosion instantly killed an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 people. Photo: The Urakami Catholic Cathedral in Nagasaki, seen Sept. 13, 1945, is laid waste in the aftermath of the detonation of the atom bomb over a month ago over this city
© AP Photo/ACME/Stanley Troutman
The explosion, equal to 12,000 to 15,000 tons of TNT, destroyed more than two-thirds of Hiroshima’s buildings
The explosion, equal to 12,000 to 15,000 tons of TNT, destroyed more than two-thirds of Hiroshima’s buildings
The explosion, equal to 12,000 to 15,000 tons of TNT, destroyed more than two-thirds of Hiroshima’s buildings
© Fotokhronika TASS
The overall number of fatalities exceeded 140,000. Photo: People walking on a cleared path through the destruction resulting from the August 6 detonation of the first atomic bomb, Sept. 8, 1945
The overall number of fatalities exceeded 140,000. Photo: People walking on a cleared path through the destruction resulting from the August 6 detonation of the first atomic bomb, Sept. 8, 1945
The overall number of fatalities exceeded 140,000. Photo: People walking on a cleared path through the destruction resulting from the August 6 detonation of the first atomic bomb, Sept. 8, 1945
© APN Photo/U.S. Air Force, file
Three days later, in the morning of August 9, 1945 another B-29 bomber dropped a plutonium bomb on Nagasaki, killing 70,000 and razing the city to the ground
Three days later, in the morning of August 9, 1945 another B-29 bomber dropped a plutonium bomb on Nagasaki, killing 70,000 and razing the city to the ground
Three days later, in the morning of August 9, 1945 another B-29 bomber dropped a plutonium bomb on Nagasaki, killing 70,000 and razing the city to the ground
© AP Photo/File
Over years the radiation sickness claimed another 152,000 lives. Photo: Survivors receiving emergency treatment by military medics shortly after the first atomic bomb was dropped by the United States over the Japanese city of Hiroshima
Over years the radiation sickness claimed another 152,000 lives. Photo: Survivors receiving emergency treatment by military medics shortly after the first atomic bomb was dropped by the United States over the Japanese city of Hiroshima
Over years the radiation sickness claimed another 152,000 lives. Photo: Survivors receiving emergency treatment by military medics shortly after the first atomic bomb was dropped by the United States over the Japanese city of Hiroshima
© AP Photo, File
Survivors of the atomic bomb attack of Nagasaki walking through the destruction, Aug. 9, 1945
Survivors of the atomic bomb attack of Nagasaki walking through the destruction, Aug. 9, 1945
Survivors of the atomic bomb attack of Nagasaki walking through the destruction, Aug. 9, 1945
© AP Photo
A huge expanse of ruins left the explosion of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima
A huge expanse of ruins left the explosion of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima
A huge expanse of ruins left the explosion of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima
© AP Photo
Destroyed building in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, Sept. 8, 1945
Destroyed building in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, Sept. 8, 1945
Destroyed building in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, Sept. 8, 1945
© AP Photo
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On August 6, 1945 US bomber B-29 Enola Gay dropped a four-tonne uranium bomb codenamed Little Boy on Hiroshima
©  AP Photo/File
The explosion instantly killed an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 people. Photo: The Urakami Catholic Cathedral in Nagasaki, seen Sept. 13, 1945, is laid waste in the aftermath of the detonation of the atom bomb over a month ago over this city
© AP Photo/ACME/Stanley Troutman
The explosion, equal to 12,000 to 15,000 tons of TNT, destroyed more than two-thirds of Hiroshima’s buildings
© Fotokhronika TASS
The overall number of fatalities exceeded 140,000. Photo: People walking on a cleared path through the destruction resulting from the August 6 detonation of the first atomic bomb, Sept. 8, 1945
© APN Photo/U.S. Air Force, file
Three days later, in the morning of August 9, 1945 another B-29 bomber dropped a plutonium bomb on Nagasaki, killing 70,000 and razing the city to the ground
© AP Photo/File
Over years the radiation sickness claimed another 152,000 lives. Photo: Survivors receiving emergency treatment by military medics shortly after the first atomic bomb was dropped by the United States over the Japanese city of Hiroshima
© AP Photo, File
Survivors of the atomic bomb attack of Nagasaki walking through the destruction, Aug. 9, 1945
© AP Photo
A huge expanse of ruins left the explosion of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima
© AP Photo
Destroyed building in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, Sept. 8, 1945
© AP Photo

On August 6, 1945 US bomber B-29 Enola Gay dropped a four-tonne uranium bomb codenamed Little Boy on Hiroshima. The explosion instantly killed an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 people. The overall number of fatalities exceeded 140,000. Three days later, in the morning of August 9, 1945 another B-29 bomber dropped a plutonium bomb on Nagasaki, killing 70,000 and razing the city to the ground. Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the first atomic bomb was dropped by the United States over the Japanese cities - in photo gallery by TASS.

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