August 6, 2018 17:13 IST

Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of nuclear attack

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offer prayers for the atomic bomb victims Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (3rd L) offers a silent prayer during the 73rd anniversary memorial service for the atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 6, 2018. - A US B-29 plane dropped a bomb over the city at 8:15am on August 6, 1945, marking the first use of an atomic weapon which ultimately claimed the lives of some 140,000 people. Credit: (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui offer prayers for the atomic bomb victims Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui (R) offers a new list of A-bomb dead, including individuals who died since last year's anniversary from the side effects of radiation, during the 73rd anniversary memorial service for the atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 6, 2018. - A bell tolled on August 6 in Hiroshima as Japan marked 73 years since the world's first atomic bombing, with the city's mayor making a passionate plea for a world without nuclear weapons. Credit: (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian student wearing a mask An Indian student wearing a mask poses with her hands painted with a slogans for peace during a rally to mark Hiroshima Day, in Mumbai on August 6, 2018. - Hiroshima Day commemorates August 6 of 1945, the day an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Credit: (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian students pose with their faces and hands painted with slogans Indian students pose with their faces and hands painted with slogans for peace during a rally to mark Hiroshima Day, in Mumbai on August 6, 2018. - Hiroshima Day commemorates August 6 of 1945, the day an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Credit: (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Family members offer prayers for the atomic bomb victims Family members offer prayers for the atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 6, 2018. - A US B-29 plane dropped a bomb over the city at 8:15am on August 6, 1945, marking the first use of an atomic weapon which ultimately claimed the lives of some 140,000 people. Credit: (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)