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ANNIVERSARY OF HIROSHIMA ATOMIC BOMB 56

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Added On August 8, 2018

On Monday, Japan marked the anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
 
Citizens and families of the victims attended a ceremony held at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.
 
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At the ceremony, the Mayor of Hiroshima and family members of the victims placed a list of 314,118 victims on the cenotaph.
 
By the end of 1945, the bomb had killed around 140,000 people, and the latest list included more than 5,000 people who have died in the past year.
 
The Mayor of Hiroshima read aloud the Peace Declaration before the attendees, and called for joint efforts to achieve world peace and a world without nuclear weapons.
A number of Hiroshima citizens volunteered to help at the event. 
 
SOUNDBITE: HIROSHI TOMITA, Resident
"We volunteers, and those who have experienced the war and the atomic bombing, want to pass onto the younger generations the truth and our memories about the war, and our wish for peace, here in front of the atomic bombing relics. We think this is the starting point for peace."
 
Japan is the only country in the world to have suffered from atomic bombing.