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HIROSHIMA AT 65; REMEMBRANCE.

Byline: ADRIAN SHAW

THE 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima was marked yesterday by an annual peace ceremony - with the United States represented for the first time.

A bell tolled at 8.15am local time, the moment when the US warplane Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb, killing 140,000 people. When a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan surrendered.

US ambassador John Roos said in a statement: "We must work to realise a world without nuclear weapons."

But Japan's prime minister Naoto Kan said after the ceremony that his country needed to stay under the US's "nuclear umbrella".

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Aug 7, 2010
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