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In Pictures: Hiroshima

How a place teeming with people, industry and culture was totally destroyed in a matter of minutes by humankind’s deadliest weapon

HIROSHIMA A CITY OBLITERATED

MAIN: A man trawls through the wreckage left after the blast. The domed structure was originally the Museum of Science and Industry, and is now a UNESCO memorial to peace
HELL ON EARTH RIGHT: The New York Post reports the shocking story
GETTY X2, JOHN FROST NEWSPAPERS X1

Paul Tibbets clambered into his B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, in the early hours of 6 August 1945. Taking off from the Pacific island of Tinian, six hours later he and his crew would unleash the deadliest weapon the world had ever seen – the first atomic bomb used in wartime.

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