Hiroshima Today

Tomorrow, President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan, nearly 71 years since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city on August 6, 1945. Earlier this month I posted the photo essay Hiroshima: Before and After the Atomic Bombing, which kept mostly to the 1940s. Quite a number of readers expressed interest in seeing present-day Hiroshima as well, and thanks to a few Getty photographers, we can take a look at the modern city and portraits of still-living survivors of the bombing.

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