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From Hiroshima to Hope (66 images)

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From From Hiroshima To Hope - The annual lantern floating ceremony honoring victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all victims of violence. Taking place on August 6 of each year since 1984, this event is organized by a collation of peace, religious, civil liberties and cultural heritage organizations. The annual ceremony is an adaptation of an ancient Japanese Buddhist ritual, the Toro Nagashi, in which lanterns representing the souls of the dead are floated out to sea and...
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