Sunday, August 9, 2015

Remembering Hiroshima

This past Thursday marked 70 years since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The subject of the atomic bomb is one that is as emotionally-driven as it is scientifically-driven, and, while there are many grey areas and arguments on both sides, now is a time to remember all those lives lost in the wake of the explosion, as well as the lives lost to other nuclear incidents throughout history and to the Second World War itself. The use of paper lanterns to honor the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is very beautiful, and, instead of sharing images of devastation and loss, I'm going to share photos of them.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/08/08/19/2B32E44E00000578-3190472-Vigil_Paper_lanterns_are_placed_for_the_victims_of_the_atomic_bo-a-48_1439059868806.jpg

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/gallery/100806/GAL-10Aug06-5361/media/PHO-10Aug06-242860.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/08/08/19/2B3325B200000578-3190472-Remembrance_Children_search_for_their_own_paper_lantern_among_th-a-49_1439059868839.jpg

http://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2009/11/2/1257160542209/Paper-lanterns-are-floati-001.jpg?w=620&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=036d425ac430c16aa4ecef8aaec123f8


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