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This Aug. 6, 1945, picture made available by the U.S. Army via the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum shows a mushroom cloud billowing into the sky above Hiroshima, Japan, about one hour after the atomic bomb was detonated.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: U.S. Army / U.S. Army via Hiroshima Peace Museum

A handout photo shows a view of the mushroom cloud photographed from the ground of the Aug. 9, 1945, atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAGASAKI ATOMIC BOMB MUSEUM / NAGASAKI ATOMIC BOMB MUSEUM

Sept. 8, 1945, photo of an Allied correspondent standing in the rubble in front of the shell of a building that once was a movie theater in Hiroshima, Japan, a month after the bombing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stanley Troutman / Associated Press

The bomb used on Nagasaki was nicknamed "Fat Man."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A photo dated Aug. 15, 1945, of an A-bomb victim with severe burns. The black colored designs of the women's kimono absorbed and radiated intense heat from the atomic blast, leaving burn marks on the victim's back.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HANDOUT / EPA

Severely burned victim of A-bomb photographed by Masami Onuka on Aug. 7, 1945, one day after the bombing of Hiroshima. Many of the survivors were transported to emergency evacuation centers on an island located 4 kilometers from the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Masami Onuka / EPA

Photo of a severely burned teenage Hiroshima A-bomb victim photographed in late August 1945. The girl was part of a youth work force doing physical labor when the bomb hit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HANDOUT / EPA

A photo of the destruction in Nagasaki.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAGASAKI ATOMIC BOMB MUSEUM / NAGASAKI ATOMIC BOMB MUSEUM

Survivors of the atomic bomb strike on Nagasaki wind their way through the rubble of the city. This picture from captured Japanese film was released by the U.S. Signal Corps Sept. 1, 1945.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

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On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing more than 140,000 people. Three days later, another A-bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, killing more than 73,000 people. We offer this historic gallery of images of those events as a sobering reminder of the devastation and destruction that happened 70 years ago.

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