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Monday, 06 August 2012 - 12:58
Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing
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Tens of thousands of people will mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima today, as a rising tide of anti-nuclear sentiment swells in post-Fukushima Japan.

Ageing survivors, victims' relatives, government officials and foreign delegates will attend the annual ceremony at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorating the US bombing of the Japanese city nearly seven decades ago.

American B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb on August 6th, 1945, turning the western city into a nuclear inferno and killing an estimated 140,000 in the final chapter of World War II.

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