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Nuclear Blasts Show Terrifying Power

By Tony Long

See related story: July 16, 1945: Trinity Blast Opens Atomic Age

07.16.08

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

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Taken on July 19, 2008