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Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Japan has marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in a ceremony in the city. Prime minister Shinzo Abe and foreign delegates were among those observing a moment of silence at the Peace Memorial Park in downtown Hiroshima at 8:15 am (local time) when the detonation turned the western Japanese city into an inferno. The now-bustling city's mayor, Kazumi Matsui, said nuclear weapons were an "absolute evil" as he urged the world to put an end to them forever. "To coexist we must abolish the…