Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial 7 decades after A-bomb

Officials place wreaths as they prepare for a visit by the Group of Seven foreign ministers at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan to honor the dead on Monday, April 11, 2016, during their annual meeting held in this city where 140,000 people were killed by one of the two atomic bombs dropped by America in the closing days of World War II. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived at the memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing, becoming the most senior American official to visit the site.(AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the revered memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing on Monday, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after United States used the weapon for the first time in history and killed 140,000 Japanese.


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