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    • Shades of War: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Then and Now
    • Shades of War: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Then and Now
    • Shades of War: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Then and Now
    • Shades of War: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Then and Now
    • Shades of War: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Then and Now
    • Shades of War: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Then and Now
    • Shades of War: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Then and Now
    • Shades of War: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Then and Now
    © REUTERS / Shigeo Hayashi/Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum/Issei Kato
    Nearly 74,000 people were killed by the blast in Nagasaki. Over half of the victims had burns, and up to 30 percent were injured by the shock wave. About 20 percent were affected by the nuclear radiation that was released.

    Above: A combination picture shows the Urakami Cathedral (center), which was destroyed by the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, in this undated handout photo taken by Shigeo Hayashi and distributed by the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum (top), and the rebuilt cathedral on July 31, 2015.

    On August 6, the world marks Hiroshima Day and the International Day of Nuclear Disarmament. On that day in 1945, the US Air Force dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Each year on the same day, Hiroshima holds a commemoration ceremony.

    Despite being shadowed by the tragedy, the cities have lived on. Take a look at the then and now of Hiroshima and Nagasaki – in our photo gallery.

     

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