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Japan marks 73rd anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan on Monday marked the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima during WWII, with the city’s Mayor making a fresh call for a world without nuclear weapons through dialogue.

Mayor Kazumi Matsui warned of the re-emergence of tensions over nuclear weapons seen during the Cold War and sought rational actions by global leaders, reports
The Japan Times
.

At the Peace Memorial Park, a moment of silence was observed at 8.15 a.m., when the “Little Boy” uranium-core atomic bomb dropped by a U.S. bomber exploded above Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.IANS

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