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Japan Marks 71st Anniversary of U.S. Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

HeadlineAug 05, 2016

And tomorrow is the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The bombing killed 140,000 people and seriously injured another 100,000. Three days later, the U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, killing another 74,000 people. In May, President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. He spoke at a memorial for victims of the attack, but disappointed some by failing to offer a formal apology for the bombing. The U.S. is the only country ever to have dropped an atomic bomb.

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