Hiroshima 70 Years Ago and Today

Hiroshima Aug 6th 1945


On August 6, 1945, the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing about 140,000 by the end of the year, out of the 350,000 who lived in the city. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. As the 70th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack approaches, Reuters photographer Issei Kato sourced archive images of the cities in the aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and revisited the same locations today.

Above: The gutted Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, which is currently called the Atomic Bomb Dome or A-Bomb Dome, after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the same location near Aioi Bridge now (inset).


Ike Jakson

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