Nuclear Blasts Show Terrifying Power
By Tony Long
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AUG. 9, 1945
The exact moment of detonation at Nagasaki is captured in this remarkable photograph. Notice the three people in the foreground, as yet unaware that anything has happened. The destruction of Nagasaki followed that of Hiroshima by three days and compelled Japan to surrender, ending World War II.
Photo: Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum/Corbis