Photos: Hiroshima and Nagasaki, then and now

Source: CFP-Globaltimes.cn Published: 2015-8-6 15:47:38

Highlights: August 6, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The atomic bomb “Little Boy” resulted in about 140,000 deaths by the end of that year. Another atomic bomb “Fat Man, ” dropped on Nagasaki three days later, killed more than 73,000.

  • Above: Pictured is the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall in Hiroshima after the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945. This handout photo was taken by Masami Oki on August 20, 1945 and distributed by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

    Below: The same structure, currently called the Atomic Bomb Dome or A-Bomb Dome, pictured on July 28, 2015

    Photo: Masami Oki/Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum/Handout via Reuters/Issei Kato/CFP

  • Above: People walk by the gutted Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall (L) after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. This handout photo was taken by Shigeo Hayashi in October 1945 and released by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

    Below: The same location pictured on July 28, 2015

    Photo: Shigeo Hayashi/Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum/Handout via Reuters/Issei Kato/CFP

  • Above: Local residents walk near Aioi Bridge in Hiroshima, after the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945. This handout photo was taken by Shigeo Hayashi in October 1945 and released by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

    Below: The photo taken on July 28, 2015 shows the Aioi Bridge in Hiroshima as it appears today.

    Photo: Shigeo Hayashi/Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum/Handout via Reuters/Issei Kato/CFP

  • Above: The asphalt surface of Yorozuyo Bridge, Hiroshima, was left scorched after the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945. This handout photo was taken by the US Army between October and November 1945 and distributed by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

    Below: The Yorozuyo Bridge, Hiroshima, pictured on July 29, 2015

    Photo: US Army/Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum/Handout via Reuters/Issei Kato/CFP

  • Above: The shadows of railings were burned onto the surface of Yorozuyo Bridge, Hiroshima, after the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945. This undated handout photo was taken by the US Army and distributed by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

    Below: A man walks on Yorozuyo Bridge, Hiroshima, on July 29, 2015.

    Photo: US Army/Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum/Handout via Reuters/Issei Kato/CFP

  • Above: The remains of the Shiroyama National School, which was destroyed by the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 The undated photo was taken by Shigeo Hayashi and distributed by the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

    Below: The same location in Nagasaki on July 31, 2015, where Shiroyama Primary School stands today.

    Photo: Shigeo Hayashi/Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum/Handout via Reuters/Issei Kato/CFP

  • Above: Pictured is the Urakami Cathedral, which was destroyed in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The undated photo was taken by Shigeo Hayashi and distributed by the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

    Below: The rebuilt cathedral in Nagasaki as it appeared on July 31, 2015.

    Photo: Shigeo Hayashi/Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum/Handout via Reuters/Issei Kato/CFP

  • Above: Pictured is the south side of Urakami Cathedral, which was destroyed by the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. This undated photo was taken by Hisashi Ishida and distributed by the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

    Below: The rebuilt cathedral in Nagasaki as photographed on July 31, 2015

    Photo: Hisashi Ishida/Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum/Handout via Reuters/Issei Kato/CFP

  • Above: The ruins of Nagasaki Medical College, destroyed by the atomic bombing on August 9, 1945 This undated handout photo was taken by Torahiko Ogawa and distributed by Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

    Below: The same location in Nagasaki, southwest Japan, pictured on July 31, 2015

    Photo: Torahiko Ogawa/Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum /Handout via Reuters/Issei Kato/CFP






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