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Japan on Aug. 6 observed the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing that led to the end of World War II. Three days after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, it dropped another on Nagasaki, Japan. Japan surrendered soon after. Thousands of people observed a moment of silence at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 6, remembering the 140,000 killed by the bomb nicknamed “Little Boy.” Hiroshima’s mayor asked that countries get rid of all nuclear weapons. He said that lawmakers should visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki and listen to the survivors’ stories. In the past year, 5,359 Hiroshima survivors died. And the survivors’ average age is now 80 years old, making it even more important to remember what they say.

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