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22 September, Tuesday


Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

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Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world's first atomic bomb attack, which is estimated to have killed 140,000 people just in the months following the explosion. Survivors, their relatives and a small number of foreign dignitaries commemorated the anniversary with prayers, songs and calls for world peace, EDNews.net reports citing Deutsche Welle.

The ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial also offered a minute of silence at exactly 8:15 a.m. local time (2315 GMT Wednesday), the time the first nuclear weapon was detonated over the city.

In an address, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said: "We must never allow this painful past to repeat itself. Civil society must reject self-centered nationalism and unite against all threats." 

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