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Obama to Visit Hiroshima

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U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima during his stop in Japan, becoming the first U.S. leader to go to the Japanese city where an American warplane dropped the world's first atomic bomb in 1945 near the end of World War II, killing tens of thousands of people.
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Doves fly over Peace Memorial Park with Atomic Bomb Dome in the background, at a ceremony in Hiroshima, August 6, 2015.
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Doves fly over Peace Memorial Park with Atomic Bomb Dome in the background, at a ceremony in Hiroshima, August 6, 2015.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) prepares to lay a wreath at the cenotaph with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (L), Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond and other fellow G7 foreign ministers at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima, in this photo released by Kyodo April 11, 2016.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) prepares to lay a wreath at the cenotaph with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (L), Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond and other fellow G7 foreign ministers at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima, in this photo released by Kyodo April 11, 2016.

A woman prays for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, in this photo taken by Kyodo, August 6, 2014.
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A woman prays for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, in this photo taken by Kyodo, August 6, 2014.

In this Aug. 6, 1945 photo released by the U.S. Army, a mushroom cloud billows about one hour after a nuclear bomb was detonated above Hiroshima.
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In this Aug. 6, 1945 photo released by the U.S. Army, a mushroom cloud billows about one hour after a nuclear bomb was detonated above Hiroshima.

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