Nagasaki Marks 65th Anniversary

Memorial emphasizes eliminating nuclear weapons
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2010 12:50 PM CDT
Nagasaki Marks 65th Anniversary
People attend a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the US atomic bomb attack in the waning days of World War II in Nagasaki, Southern Japan, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010.   (AP photo/Kyodo News)

Bells tolled today as Nagasaki marked 65 years since the last time a nuclear weapon was dropped on a civilian population, reports the BBC, an attack that killed 70,000, leveled an entire city, and ultimately ended the last world war within a week. Though the US ambassador to Japan attended a similar ceremony for the first time three days ago in Hiroshima, John Roos did not attend today's service.
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