HIROSHIMA, Japan, May 27 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama traveled to Hiroshima, Japan, on Friday, marking the first time a U.S. president has visited the site of the world's first nuclear attack, which was carried out more than 70 years ago.
Obama arrived in Hiroshima Friday afternoon and, along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, laid a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was originally built in 1915. Thirty years later, it was nearly decimated by the atomic bomb dropped by the United States. The structure, in fact, was the only one left standing near the bomb's hypocenter.
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