August 06, 1945. Mushroom cloud from the atomic explosion over Hiroshima. S)

August 06, 1945. Mushroom cloud from the atomic explosion over Hiroshima. S)

On    August 6, 1945, the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing about    140,000 by the end of the year , out of the 350,000 who lived in the    city. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. As the    70th anniversary of the world's first nuclear attack approaches, Reuters    photographer Issei Kato sourced archive images of the cities in the    aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and revisited the same    locations today.    Above: The gutted…

70 years after the atomic bombs: Hiroshima and Nagasaki then and now

On August 6, 1945, the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing about 140,000 by the end of the year , out of the 350,000 who lived in the city. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. As the 70th anniversary of the world's first nuclear attack approaches, Reuters photographer Issei Kato sourced archive images of the cities in the aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and revisited the same locations today. Above: The gutted…

In 1945, Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan became connected in a way too horrible to previously to imagine. Today, this temple bell hangs in Oak Ridge in the hope that it will never happen again.

In 1945, Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan became connected in a way too horrible to previously to imagine. Today, this temple bell hangs in Oak Ridge in the hope that it will never happen again.

This picture depicts an abandoned house at Chernobyl with a radioactive sign adjacent. Chernobyl, Ukraine is considered one of the largest industrial accidents in the world (April 26th, 1986). Radiation which was released from the nuclear melt down affected more than 5.5 million people.

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This picture depicts an abandoned house at Chernobyl with a radioactive sign adjacent. Chernobyl, Ukraine is considered one of the largest industrial accidents in the world (April 26th, 1986). Radiation which was released from the nuclear melt down affected more than 5.5 million people.

6th August 1945, Hiroshima and  9th August 1945, Nagasaki.  Japan is the only country to have suffered from an atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today August 6th is the day the city of Hiroshima was atom-bombed. Hiroshima is commemorating the 67th anniversary of the bombing this year. Many Japanese pray for the victims every year and remember the history never to happen again, not only Japan but all over the world.

6th August 1945, Hiroshima and 9th August 1945, Nagasaki. Japan is the only country to have suffered from an atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today August 6th is the day the city of Hiroshima was atom-bombed. Hiroshima is commemorating the 67th anniversary of the bombing this year. Many Japanese pray for the victims every year and remember the history never to happen again, not only Japan but all over the world.

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