Japan: tribute to the victims of the atomic bomb

Today August 5, 2015 a procession was held in tribute to the victims of the atomic bomb in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.

People pray for the victims of the atomic bomb in front of the cenotaph for the victims of the atomic bomb in 1945, at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 5, 2015, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the first pump . (REUTERS)

People pray for the victims of the atomic bomb in front of the cenotaph for the victims of the atomic bomb in 1945, at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 5, 2015, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the first pump . (REUTERS)

Objects carried by Theodore J. Van Kirk, navigator aboard the Enola Gay on the Hiroshima mission, including an original copy of the order to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. (Museum of the Second World War)

Objects carried by Theodore J. Van Kirk, navigator aboard the Enola Gay on the Hiroshima mission, including an original copy of the order to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. (Museum of the Second World War)

September 8, 1945. Only a handful of buildings remain standing in the middle of the desert of Hiroshima, the Japanese city reduced to rubble after the first atomic bomb.

FSeptember 8, 1945. Only a handful of buildings remain standing in the middle of the desert of Hiroshima, the Japanese city reduced to rubble after the first atomic bomb.

Two people walking between the resulting destruction of August 6 by the fall of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. (AP).

Two people walking between the resulting destruction of August 6 by the fall of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. (AP).

A correspondent walks through the rubble in front of the remains of the building that once was an exhibition center and government office in Hiroshima, Japan, a month after the first atomic bomb.

A correspondent walks through the rubble in front of the remains of the building that once was an exhibition center and government office in Hiroshima, Japan, a month after the first atomic bomb.

This photo taken on August 6, 1945 by the US Army shows the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb dropped by the B-29 bomber Enola Gay on the city of Hiroshima. (AFP).

This photo taken on August 6, 1945 by the US Army shows the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb dropped by the B-29 bomber Enola Gay on the city of Hiroshima. (AFP).

Photo taken in November 1945 by the US Army shows the Atomic Bomb Dome three months after the atomic bomb dropped by the B-29 bomber Enola Gay on the city of Hiroshima. (AFP).

Photo taken in November 1945 by the US Army shows the Atomic Bomb Dome three months after the atomic bomb dropped by the B-29 bomber Enola Gay on the city of Hiroshima. (AFP).

Domo de la Bomba en el Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park en Hiroshima,Japón. (EFE).

Domo de la Bomba en el Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park en Hiroshima,Japón. (EFE).

A Buddhist monk in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan. The Atomic Bomb Dome, or Genbaku Dome is the only structure left standing in this district of the city and has been preserved as a monument to peace. (REUTERS / Thomas Peter).

A Buddhist monk in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan. The Atomic Bomb Dome, or Genbaku Dome is the only structure left standing in this district of the city and has been preserved as a monument to peace. (REUTERS / Thomas Peter).

Lee Bong Moon (90) poses with an old photograph of himself in Hapcheon Centre for survivors of the atomic bomb, South Korea, on Monday July 13, 2015. (SeongJoon Cho / Bloomberg).

Lee Bong Moon (90) poses with an old photograph of himself in Hapcheon Centre for survivors of the atomic bomb, South Korea, on Monday July 13, 2015. (SeongJoon Cho / Bloomberg).

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