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Photos: Looking Back On The 75th Anniversary Of The Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

World | Associated Press | August 6, 2020, 7:03 pm
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 The city of Hiroshima in western Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack on August 06, 2020. On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan. Many people exposed to radiation developed symptoms such as vomiting and hair loss. Most of those with severe radiation symptoms died within three to six weeks. Others who lived beyond that developed health problems related to burns and radiation-induced cancers and other illnesses. An estimated 140,000 people, including those with radiation-related injuries and illnesses, died through Dec. 31, 1945. That was 40% of Hiroshima’s population of 350,000 before the attack. Here we take a look at the pictures of that day in Hiroshima.<br /><br />FILE: This August 6, 1945, file photo released by the US Air Force shows the total destruction of Hiroshima in Japan, as the result of the first atomic bomb dropped. An estimated 140,000 people, including those with radiation-related injuries and illnesses, died through December 31, 1945. That was 40% of Hiroshima’s population of 350,000 before the attack. (US Air Force via AP, File)
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The city of Hiroshima in western Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack on August 06, 2020. On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan. Many people exposed to radiation developed symptoms such as vomiting and hair loss. Most of those with severe radiation symptoms died within three to six weeks. Others who lived beyond that developed health problems related to burns and radiation-induced cancers and other illnesses. An estimated 140,000 people, including those with radiation-related injuries and illnesses, died through Dec. 31, 1945. That was 40% of Hiroshima’s population of 350,000 before the attack. Here we take a look at the pictures of that day in Hiroshima.

FILE: This August 6, 1945, file photo released by the US Air Force shows the total destruction of Hiroshima in Japan, as the result of the first atomic bomb dropped. An estimated 140,000 people, including those with radiation-related injuries and illnesses, died through December 31, 1945. That was 40% of Hiroshima’s population of 350,000 before the attack. (US Air Force via AP, File)

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 FILE: This August 6, 1945, photo shows, smoke rising from 20,000 feet above Hiroshima, western Japan, after the first atomic bomb was dropped during warfare. (Image: AP)
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FILE: This August 6, 1945, photo shows, smoke rising from 20,000 feet above Hiroshima, western Japan, after the first atomic bomb was dropped during warfare. (Image: AP)

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 FILE: This August 6, 1945, photo released by US Air Force shows, a column of smoke rises 20,000 feet over Hiroshima, western Japan, after the first atomic 5-ton
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FILE: This August 6, 1945, photo released by US Air Force shows, a column of smoke rises 20,000 feet over Hiroshima, western Japan, after the first atomic 5-ton "Little Boy" bomb was dropped during warfare. (George R. Caron/US Air Force via AP, File)

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 FILE: This August 6, 1945, photo released by the US Air Force shows, white smoke rising from the detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, western Japan. (U.S. Air Force via AP, File)
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FILE: This August 6, 1945, photo released by the US Air Force shows, white smoke rising from the detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, western Japan. (U.S. Air Force via AP, File)

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 FILE: This August 8, 1945, photo shows soldiers and civilians walk through the grim remains of Hiroshima in Japan, two days after the atomic bomb explosion. The building on left with columned facade was the Hiroshima Bank. To its right, with the arched front entrance, was the Sumitomo Bank. (Image: AP)
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FILE: This August 8, 1945, photo shows soldiers and civilians walk through the grim remains of Hiroshima in Japan, two days after the atomic bomb explosion. The building on left with columned facade was the Hiroshima Bank. To its right, with the arched front entrance, was the Sumitomo Bank. (Image: AP)

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 FILE: This September 7, 1945, file photo, an unidentified man stands next to a tiled fireplace where a house once stood in Hiroshima, Japan. August 6, 1945, bombing was the world’s first nuclear attack. (AP Photo/Stanley Troutman, Pool, File)
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FILE: This September 7, 1945, file photo, an unidentified man stands next to a tiled fireplace where a house once stood in Hiroshima, Japan. August 6, 1945, bombing was the world’s first nuclear attack. (AP Photo/Stanley Troutman, Pool, File)

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 FILE: This August 6, 1945, file photo shows survivors are seen as they receive emergency treatment by military medics shortly after the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare was dropped by the United States over Hiroshima in Japan. (Image: AP)
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FILE: This August 6, 1945, file photo shows survivors are seen as they receive emergency treatment by military medics shortly after the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare was dropped by the United States over Hiroshima in Japan. (Image: AP)

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 FILE: This August 7, 1945, file photo shows Col. Paul W Tibbets, standing, pilot of the B-29 Enola Gay which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan, describes the flight during a news conference at Strategic Air Force headquarters on Guam, one day after the atomic bombing. At 08:15 a.m., the US B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped the 4-ton “Little Boy” uranium bomb from a height of 9,600 meters (31,500 feet) on the city center, targeting the Aioi Bridge. (Image: AP)
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FILE: This August 7, 1945, file photo shows Col. Paul W Tibbets, standing, pilot of the B-29 Enola Gay which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan, describes the flight during a news conference at Strategic Air Force headquarters on Guam, one day after the atomic bombing. At 08:15 a.m., the US B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped the 4-ton “Little Boy” uranium bomb from a height of 9,600 meters (31,500 feet) on the city center, targeting the Aioi Bridge. (Image: AP)

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 FILE: This September 5, 1945, aerial photo shows the landscape of Hiroshima, shows widespread rubble and debris, one month after the atomic bomb was dropped. (Image: AP)
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FILE: This September 5, 1945, aerial photo shows the landscape of Hiroshima, shows widespread rubble and debris, one month after the atomic bomb was dropped. (Image: AP)

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 FILE: This August 6, 1945, photo shows the
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FILE: This August 6, 1945, photo shows the "Enola Gay" Boeing B-29 Superfortress lands at Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands, after the US atomic bombing mission against the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Enola Gay dropped the 4-ton “Little Boy” uranium bomb from a height of 9,600 meters (31,500 feet) on the city center, targeting the Aioi Bridge. (Image: AP)

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 FILE: This September 8, 1945, photo shows an allied correspondent stands in a sea of rubble before the shell of a building that once was a movie theatre in Hiroshima, western Japan, a month after the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare was dropped by the US to hasten Japan's surrender. Many people exposed to radiation developed symptoms such as vomiting and hair loss. Most of those with severe radiation symptoms died within three to six weeks. Others who lived beyond that developed health problems related to burns and radiation-induced cancers and other illnesses. (Image:: AP)
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FILE: This September 8, 1945, photo shows an allied correspondent stands in a sea of rubble before the shell of a building that once was a movie theatre in Hiroshima, western Japan, a month after the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare was dropped by the US to hasten Japan's surrender. Many people exposed to radiation developed symptoms such as vomiting and hair loss. Most of those with severe radiation symptoms died within three to six weeks. Others who lived beyond that developed health problems related to burns and radiation-induced cancers and other illnesses. (Image:: AP)

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 FILE: This September 8, 1945, photo released by US Air Force shows, people walking on a cleared path through the destruction resulting from the Aug. 6 detonation of the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. (US Air Force via AP, File)
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FILE: This September 8, 1945, photo released by US Air Force shows, people walking on a cleared path through the destruction resulting from the Aug. 6 detonation of the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. (US Air Force via AP, File)

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