John — August 6, 2005, 12:24 am

Doves, silence for A-bomb victims

Hundreds of doves were released in Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima Saturday as tens of thousands of people gathered 60 years after the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on the city, killing nearly half of its residents.

At 8:15 a.m. (11:15 p.m. GMT Friday) — the moment when the bomb detonated on Aug. 6, 1945 — the crowd was hushed for a minute of silence in tribute to the more than 140,000 people who died either instantly or not long after the attack…

Hiroshima recalls day 60 years ago that changed face of war

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