FILE - Participants in the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally ride past Arlington Memorial Bridge during the parade ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, May 24, 2015.
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U.S. President Barack Obama made history Friday by walking through Hiroshima’s Memorial Peace Park with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Hiroshima is the city where an American warplane dropped the world's first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945, during World War Two, killing tens of thousands and subjecting a generation to radiation sickness. VOA’s Cindy Saine was on the scene to witness the solemn ceremony.
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Obama laid a wreath and made an address in Hiroshima, the site of the world's first use of the atomic bomb in August 1945.
Barack Obama has become the first U.S. president Friday to visit Hiroshima, the city where an American warplane dropped the world's first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945 during World War II. Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe laid wreaths at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The two then delivered remarks.
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President comes to the city’s Memorial Peace Park with a message of reconciliation and moral awakening