Hiroshima on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on August 6, 1945, the world’s first nuclear attack.
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Japan surrendered on August 15, ending World War II and its near half-century of aggression in Asia reports The Associated Press.
Survivors, their relatives, and other participants marked the 8:15 a.m. blast anniversary with the sound of a bell followed by a minute of silence.
Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui urged world leaders to more seriously commit to nuclear disarmament.