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Paper lanterns float along the Motoyasu River in front of the illuminated Atomic Bomb Dome near Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on Saturday night.

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Permanent peace has established since the end of World War II. Those colorful lanterns can cultivate new spirits in Japanese people to move on to a next destination in the twenty-first century, especially working together to rebuild Tohoku and restoring the nationwide energy supply system.

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It's very hard to think what to say,but asianTourist put it so well.Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives in both Cities,and today with those in Tohoku.It's a testament to the human spirit that people can rebuild,rebuild but never forget those whose lives were cut short.

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Just speaking artistically, this is a marvellous photo. It looks like dark moody Symbolist painting.

Commemoration of an old sad day, by a newly sad country.

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this picture, though beautiful, saddens me.

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May we never forget the horrors of war. Visiting Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a humbling experience. Those two cities will have a special place in my heart.

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So beautiful, and so sad.

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"Have a nice doomsday" reads the red lantern in the foreground. You can imagine the quietness and rippling water of the river.

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One day I will see this. Hiroshima deeply impressed me 6 months ago. I was worried that it was a city that would make me feel very uncomfortable, but the exact opposite was true. Dignified, with a clear sense of vision and place in regards to it's regrettable position in world history, it is a mature beacon for peace in a world that sorely needs it. I tip my hat to that city.

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When I saw this picture, I remember my visit in Hiroshima.

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Does anyone know who thought of those paper lanterns? Beautiful! An artist.

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Floating boats carrying the spirits of the deceased down the river to Eternity. May peace be with them and I pray..

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Would love to know how to purchase a high resolution version of this photo.

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A beautiful and solemn sight.

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Would love to know how to purchase a high resolution version of this photo.

The headline photo links to a larger image, which may be suitable for your purposes.

Simply right-click on the photo above and choose "Open Link In New Tab" from the contextual menu (wording may vary depending on browser). You may then use your browser's file menu to save the photo directly from the resulting tab or use another right-click menu option to save it.

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The Atomic bomb dome is a sinister reminder of the evils of war.

Japanese people and the world should not forget who the perpetrator of the tragedy in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was.

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@LoveNot

Japanese people and the world should not forget who the perpetrator of the tragedies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was.

You're right. The ideology-driven, insane military government in Tokyo.

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