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Monday, 6 August, 2001, 11:57 GMT 12:57 UK
In pictures: Hiroshima remembers A-bomb
Japan has marked the 56th anniversary of the day a US aircraft dropped the Little Boy atomic bomb on the unsuspecting city of Hiroshima.

Hiroshima ruins
The bomb flattened everything within two kilometres of its epicentre

People offer prayers in front of the cenotaph
Every year people mark the anniversary with prayers at the cenotaph

Children offer folded paper cranes at the peace memorial
Children offer folded paper cranes as a mark of peace

Peace activists wave lights at the Atomic Bomb Dome
Peace activists waved lights at the Atomic Bomb Dome

Prime Minister visits atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima nursing home
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited A-bomb survivors

Greenpeace activists demonstrate outside US embassy in Tokyo
In Tokyo, protesters used the occasion to condemn US missile defence
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