Hundreds commemorate Hiroshima bombing

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Hundreds of people gathered in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park Thursday to pay their respects to the victims of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which took place exactly 70 years ago. Earlier that day a memorial service was held in the peace park, situated in front of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, which is also known as the Atomic Bomb Dome. Hiroshima was the first city of the twin atomic bombings, with the second happening three days later in Nagasaki. By the end of 1945, the total death toll in Hiroshima alone was estimated at 140,000, with many people suffering from the effects of radiation decades after.