The world observes the 70th anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima in Japan on Thursday, 6 August, 2015.
The atomic bombing, which ended the World War II, destroyed the city of Hiroshima on 6 August and Nagasaki on 9 August, killing more than 200,000 people and injuring many others.
Now, seven decades after the most dreaded bombing in history, the Japanese cities look entirely different.
Check out some then and now photos of Hiroshima and Nagasaki below:
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Tokyo 1945 Firebombing Then and Now: It was not Hiroshima or Nagasaki, but in many ways, including lives lost,... http://t.co/qmGEdiaAQA
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Allied troops war corrspondent in Hiroshima. September, 1945 pic.twitter.com/E2wW6uVC5N
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