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Hiroshima peace declaration
Full text of Hiroshima Peace Declaration on 72nd A-bomb anniversary
August 6, 2017 (Mainichi Japan)
"In this Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, photo, organizers of a peace prayer event light up torches on floats on the Motoyasu River next to the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, western Japan, on the eve of the 72nd anniversary of the first U.S. atomic attack that killed 140,000 people in the city. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) -- The following is the full text of the Peace Declaration read Sunday by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui at a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city."
"Friends, 72 years ago today, on August 6, at 8:15 a.m., absolute evil was unleashed in the sky over Hiroshima. Let's imagine for a moment what happened under that roiling mushroom cloud. Pika -- the penetrating flash, extreme radiation and heat. Don -- the earth-shattering roar and blast. As the blackness lifts, the scenes emerging into view reveal countless scattered corpses charred beyond recognition even as man or woman. Stepping between the corpses, badly burned, nearly naked figures with blackened .... "
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