A young boy releases a paper lantern onto the Motoyasu River to commemorate the atomic bomb victims and pray for world peace beside the A-Bomb Dome on Aug. 6, 2010, in Hiroshima, Japan, on the day of the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing. The world's first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by the United States during World War II, killing an estimated 70,000 people instantly with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. Three days later, another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.
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