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Vatican newspaper calls attention to photos of Hiroshima after atomic blast

Catholic World News - July 22, 2011

The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano has remarked on the curious history of photos taken in Hiroshima shorting after the atomic bombing of the city in August, 1945.

The dramatic photos, which convey the utter devastation of the Japanese city, were deemed by the US government to be too sensitive for public release. They were kept on file and forgotten, until in 2000 a Massachusetts man accidentally discovered them in a trash heap.

The photos are now on display at the International Center of Photography in New York, in an exhibit called "Hiroshima-Ground Zero, 1945."

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