Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome), Japan (UNESCO site)
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The first atomic bomb to be used was detonated almost directly above the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall on August 6,1945 killing 140,000 people. The remains of the only building left standing became known as the Genbaku (Atomic Bomb) Dome and what you see today is exactly how it stood after the explosion. The site was transformed into the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, which is often referred to as the A-Bomb Dome. There an annual Ceremony is held on August 6th to honor the memory of those lost. In 1996, the Memorial was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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