The city fell silent as tens of thousands of people paid tribute to the victims and survivors of the world’s first atomic bomb

Doves are released as a sign of peace during the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing.
Doves are released as a sign of peace during the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing. Photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images
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