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Obama lays wreath in historic Hiroshima visit

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 01:30

Barack Obama, the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, lays a wreath at the site of the world's first atomic bombing. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Barack Obama, the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, laid a wreath on Friday (May 27) at the site of the world's first atomic bombing, a symbolic gesture that Tokyo and Washington hope will highlight their alliance and breathe life into efforts to abolish nuclear arms. The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killed thousands of people instantly and some 140,000 by the year's end. The city of Nagasaki was hit by a second bomb on August 9, 1945 and Japan surrendered three days later. A majority of Americans see the bombings as having been necessary to end the war and save lives. Most Japanese believe they were unjustified.

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Obama lays wreath in historic Hiroshima visit

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 01:30