Dispatches from Hiroshima on the Eve of the 70th Anniversary


On the day before the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bombing, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is crawling with people. Tour groups — identifiable by matching multicolored lanyards — rove about the shady walkways, trying to ward off the sweltering heat with paper fans purchased at a nearby convenience store. Against the background of buzzing cicadas, languages blend together in an incomprehensible cacophony — Japanese, English, German, French, Czech, Chinese. The crane-shaped bell on the Children’s Peace Monument tolls in the background like a distant metronome.

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Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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