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75 years ago

August 6th 1945, 8.15 am

A battered wristwatch recovered from the ruins of Hiroshima. It had stopped at 8.15 am on August 6th 1945, the time of the explosion.

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Header image: Ema (絵馬; votive plaque) at Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社) in Kyoto. The characters 必勝 (hisshō; literally “certain victory”) suggest this was put up by a student preparing for entrance exams or job interviews. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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