What About Us, Nagasaki Asks, as Obama’s Hiroshima Trip Nears

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Thumbnail Image -  Atomic cloud over Nagasaki, By Hiromichi Matsuda

When Miyako Jodai was 6 years old, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on her hometown, the port city of Nagasaki.

She was knocked unconscious, and her home was destroyed. She spent the next several days huddling with dozens of others in a cave on the side of a mountain.

“I was so scared,” she said. “I was crying and I stepped on some of the bodies of the injured people, because there was no room to walk.” When she finally ventured out, the city was still ablaze with towering flames.

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