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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

I AM looking at the river in which thousands of terrified people had jumped into trying to relieve the pain from their burning bodies. An estimated 66,000 people were killed in seconds when the United States of America dropped the atomic bomb – codenamed “Little Boy” - on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

It neared the end of World War II and marked the beginning of the nuclear age. The epicentre of the explosion was where Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park stands today. It hosts the Peace Memorial Museum, exhibitions and several monuments.