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In pictures: Japan marks 73rd anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Children pray for atomic bomb victims in front of the cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 6, 2018, the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.
Children pray for atomic bomb victims in front of the cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 6, 2018, the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. Photo: Kyodo via REUTERS

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Children pray for atomic bomb victims in front of the cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 6, 2018, the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. Photo: Kyodo via REUTERS

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other officials offer silent prayers for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, at Peace Memorial Park. Photo: Kyodo via REUTERS

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AFP Two photos from 1945 of the devastated city of Hiroshima taken before and after the first atomic bomb was dropped by a US Air Force B-29 on August 6, 1945. Around 140,000 people died in this the first atomic bombing in the world.

A photo of the US atomic bomb exploding above Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. AFP

An atomic bomb of the type nicknamed "Little Boy" that was dropped by the US Army Air Force on August 6, 1945, on Hiroshima is seen in this undated file photo released by America's Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. AFP

A photo dated August 1945 showing the American crew of the B-29 Enola Gay plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II. Paul W. Tibbets, the pilot, is stood in the centre and "Enola Gay" was his mother's name. AFP

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AFP A photo dated August 10, 1945, of a woman breast-feeding her burnt child after the atomic attack on Hiroshima.

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