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Liverpool remembers A-bomb deaths
Bombing of Hiroshima
About 140,000 were killed in the atomic bomb blast
People killed when an atomic bomb exploded over the Japanese city of Hiroshima 60 years ago have been remembered in Liverpool.

About 140,000 people were killed in the US attack in 1945.

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Alan Dean, addressed a gathering at the Peace Garden, in St John's garden.

A wreath was left in memory of all victims of war during the ceremony, which was organised by Merseyside Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

One of its members, Gina Shaw, was planning to fast for three days in the name of peace following the ceremony.

She aims to continue until 1200 BST on Tuesday, the 60th anniversary of the dropping of a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki.


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