Hiroshima Marks 64th Anniversary of World's First Atomic Bomb
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso (C) looks over a model depicting the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945 by the U.S., at the Peace Memorial Museum on August 6, 2009 in Hiroshima, Japan. Yoichi Masuzoe (R), Minister for the Health, Labor and Welfare, looks on. The dropping of the bomb by the U.S. in 1945 killed an estimated 70,000 people instantly, with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, prompting Japan's surrender in World War II.