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Nearly 75 years after the devastating bombing that helped end World War II, the city has moved on. But the memories—and the lessons of war—endure.
A mushroom cloud billows above the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, after the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare. Three days later a second atomic bomb destroyed the city of Nagasaki. Japan surrendered on August 15, bringing World War II to an end.