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68th Anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

At a mission briefing, then Captain William Parsons (1901 - 1953) (standing, left) and then Colonel Paul Tibbets (1915 - 2007) (standing, right) go over last-minute data with prior to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Tinian airbase, North Marianas Islands, August 5, 1945. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)

70th Anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Yahoo News

On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima on August 6, one on Nagasaki on August 9, 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)

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