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Pictures taken in Hiroshima after WWII

2012-07-17 09:37:15 GMT2012-07-17 17:37:15(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Survivors of the United States' atomic attack on Hiroshima, still hospitalized two years later, 1947.

Small homes being built within a Hiroshima cemetery, 1947.

"Japanese weep for dead friends and relatives while a memorial bell tolls at the exact hour of the [August 1945 Hiroshima] blast. A moment later they dried their eyes to watch a parade."

"Flash-burned boy is measured by pediatrician. Growth of such children is checked regularly." Hiroshima, 1949.

"Hiroshima's children patiently wait their turn for a complete and detailed physical examination in ABCC's [Atom Bomb Casualty Commission] temporary laboratory clinic."

Hiroshima survivors look out over the city two years after the United States' August 1945 atomic attack.

On the anniversary of the July 16, 1945 Trinity test in New Mexico that gave birth to the Atomic Age, LIFE.com presents photographs — most of them never published in LIFE — taken in Hiroshima after the Second World War ended.

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