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Saturday, 5 August, 2000, 22:36 GMT 23:36 UK
In pictures: Hiroshima remembers

Sunday marks the 55th anniversary of the day a US aircraft dropped the Little Boy atomic bomb on the unsuspecting Japanese city of Hiroshima.


On 6 August 1945, the Little Boy atomic bomb devastated Hiroshima
Hiroshima ruins
All buildings within two kilometres of the epicentre were flattened
Monks
Buddhist monks were among those attending a memorial service on the eve of the anniversary at Hiroshima's Peace Dome
Paper cranes
Visitors fold paper cranes - a symbol of peace since A-bomb child victim Sadako Sasaki first made them in 1955
March
Peace activists held a march past the A-bomb dome on the evening before the anniversary
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