Remembering Hiroshima in Pictures

Today marks the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. On August 6, 1945, the U.S. used the first nuclear bomb in combat, destroying a city and killing over one-hundred thousand people in the blink of an eye. The aftermath of Hiroshima is preserved in haunting photos that serve as a reminder of the devastation caused by these horrible weapons of mass destruction.

The Genbaku dome was one of the few standing stuctures after the bombing. It stands today, unchanged, as a reminder of the attack.

The majority of the city was completely leveled by the blast and subsequent fires.

Watched found after the blast forever mark the time of the explosion.

The "Peace Clock" marks the time and days since the bombing. It also tracks the days since the last nuclear test. This photo shows that 65 days past since the 2009 North Korean nuclear test.

The paper crane is a symbol of peace and a desire for nuclear disarmament thanks to the story of Sadako.

Last year, Ploughshares Fund supporter Reid Dennis shared his photos from Hiroshima and Nagasaki taken during his time in the Navy in 1945.