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Hiroshima day bombing anniversary: Japan remembers the fateful day

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear weapons free world.

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Kazumi Matsui, right, mayor of Hiroshima, and the family of the deceased bow before they place the victims list of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima Memorial Cenotaph during the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Atomic Bomb Dome is seen during the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Doves fly over the cenotaph dedicated to the victims of the atomic bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park during the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing in Hiroshima, western Japan Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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A woman prays for the victims of the atomic bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan early Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. (Kyodo Photo via AP)

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Visitors observe a minute of silence for the victims of the atomic bombing, at 8:15am, the time atomic bomb exploded over the city, at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park during the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing in Hiroshima, western Japan Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 1945 file photo, only a handful of buildings remain standing amid the wasteland of Hiroshima, the Japanese city reduced to rubble following the first atomic bomb to be dropped in warfare. On Aug. 6, 1945, a U.S. plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the first nuclear weapon has been used in war. Japan surrendered on Aug. 15, ending World War II. (AP Photo/File)

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People burn joss sticks in front of the cenotaph for the atomic bombing victims before the start of ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing in Hiroshima, western Japan early Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. The Hiroshima bombing and its aftermath ultimately claimed about 140,000 lives, helping to draw to a close the deadliest conflict in history and, for better or worse, usher in the atomic age. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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FILE- In this Aug. 6, 1945, file photo, shortly after the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare was dropped by the United States over the Japanese city of Hiroshima, survivors are seen as they receive emergency treatment by military medics. On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Their destructive power was unprecedented, incinerating buildings and people, and leaving lifelong scars on survivors, not just physical but also psychological, and on the cities themselves. Days later, World War II was over. (AP Photo, File)

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U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller, center, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, left, are escorted by a Japanese security guard after the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Parkin Hiroshima, western Japan Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 1945 file photo, the remains of a factory are seen, upper left, in the southern Japanese city of Nagasaki, gutted by the Aug. 9 atomic bombing. On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Their destructive power was unprecedented, incinerating buildings and people, and leaving lifelong scars on survivors, not just physical but also psychological, and on the cities themselves. Days later, World War II was over. (AP Photo/File)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe carries a wreath to offer in front of the cenotaph during the the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. The anniversary comes as Japan is divided over Abe's push to pass unpopular legislation to expand the country's military role internationally. (Kyodo News via AP)

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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 1945 file photo, soldiers and civilians walk through the grim remains of Hiroshima, two days after the atomic bomb explosion of Aug. 6,1945. The building on left with columned facade was the Hiroshima Bank. To its right, with arched front entrance, was the Sumitomo Bank. On Aug. 6, 1945, a U.S. plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the first nuclear weapon has been used in war. Japan surrendered on Aug. 15, ending World War II. (AP Photo)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 1945 file photo, two people walk on a cleared path through the destruction resulting from the Aug. 6 detonation of the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima, western Japan. On Aug. 6, 1945, a U.S. plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the first nuclear weapon has been used in war. Japan surrendered on Aug. 15, ending World War II. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, File)

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Member of a rightist group offer silent prayers for the victims of the atomic bombing with anti-U.S. banners near the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday. A banner, left, reads " Is U.S. righteous? human rights? Don't make a fool of victims!" (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 1945 file photo, the shell of a building stands amid acres of rubble in this view of the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On Aug. 6, 1945, a U.S. plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the first nuclear weapon has been used in war. Japan surrendered on Aug. 15, ending World War II. (AP Photo/Mitsugi Kishida, File)

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A woman gets teary-eyed as she prays for the victims of the atomic bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan early Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Japan is marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. (Kyodo Photo via AP)

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The family of the deceased offer flowers to Hiroshima Memorial Cenotaph during the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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A boy prays for the atomic bomb victims in front of the cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, early Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)

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Buddhist monks pray for the atomic bomb victims in front of the cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, early Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)