Japan to mark bomb anniversary
The Japanese city of Hiroshima is preparing to mark the anniversary of the atomic bomb explosion above the city 60 years ago on Saturday.
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi will attend the annual commemoration in the city's Peace Park, to mark the moment the bomb fell.
Around 140,000 people were killed by the blast and its aftermath.
Many commentators believe the attack helped bring an early end to World War II in the Pacific.
Hiroshima today is a bustling, modern city, much like any other in Japan.
But in its middle, the Peace Park is a reminder of what people endured 60 years ago.
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