Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Japanese city of Nagasaki is marking 70 years since the dropping of an atomic bomb by the United States.

A ceremony at the Nagasaki Peace Park observed a minute's silence, followed by speeches by the Nagasaki mayor and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

A cathedral that was destroyed by the bomb but later rebuilt celebrated a remembrance Mass.

At least 70,000 people died in the attack, which came three days after another bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

Nagasaki was only chosen because the original target, Kokura, was obscured by a cloud.....

BBC
9/8/15 
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