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The Bomb, From The Ground

The Bomb, From The Ground

Popular photos of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings often capture the event from an aerial perspective.

While this perspective makes for a powerful image, it obviously doesn't capture the blasts' terrifying scope to those on the ground at the time. This is what makes this photo of the atomic cloud rising over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 so devastating. The blast pictured here would soon kill at least 75,000 people.

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