END OF THE WAR/HIROSHIMA PHOTO PACKAGE (FILES) This file photo taken 06 August 1945 shows smoke billowing 20,000 feet above Hiroshima, Japan while smoke from the burst of the first atomic bomb spread over 10,000 feet on the target at the base of the rising column. Around 140,000 people, or more than half of Hiroshima's population at the time, died in the first atomic bombing 06 August 1945, with another 70,000 people perishing in the bomb dropped over Nagasaki 09 August 1945. Following the bombings, Japan surrendered 02 September 1945 to Allied forces, officially ending World War II, bringing down the curtain on the costliest conflict in history. The 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima will take place with ceremonies in the Japanese city on 06 August 2005. AFP PHOTO/HO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: HKG308 ** TCN OUT ** ORG XMIT: S-S0508021611127305
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