In pictures: 360° panoramic view of Hiroshima aftermath
A photography expert has stitched together rare photos of Hiroshima to create a bigger picture of the damage following the atomic bombing of 1945, allowing viewers to zoom in and explore the site in high detail.
The images — which belong to the Hiroshima Peace Museum — have been edited to shed a new light on the devastating aftermath of the atomic bombing.
Japan marked the 67th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack with a ceremony on Monday that was attended by a grandson of Harry Truman, the U.S. president who ordered the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
PHOTO: Relatives of Hiroshima victims lay wreaths at an altar in Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan on August 6, 2012. (AFP PHOTO/JIJI PRESS)
About 50,000 people gathered in Hiroshima’s peace park near the epicenter of the 1945 blast that destroyed most of the city and killed as many as 140,000 people. A second atomic bombing on August 9th — of the same year — in Nagasaki, killed tens of thousands more and prompted Japan to surrender to the World War II Allies.
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