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Visitors head to the 69th anniversary commemoration of the dropping of the atomic bomb, which in 1945 destroyed much of Hiroshima and three days later Nagasaki effectively ending the second world war. The ceremony took place on Wednesday in front of the atomic bomb dome at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan
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Iraqi onlookers gather on Friday, at the scene of an explosion that took place the previous night in the Karrada district, one of Baghdad’s Shiite Muslim majority districts. Violence struck Baghdad, with attacks including two car bombs killing at least 13 people in the Iraqi capital. The blasts went off in Karrada, a district packed with shops and restaurants, shortly after the time when people gather for the iftar meal breaking the dawn-to-dusk fast many Iraqi Muslims observe during the holy month of Ramadan.
Afghan security personnel investigate a damaged minivan which was hit by a remote controlled bomb on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday
An aerial bomb explodes near railway lines in Leipzig, Germany. A bomb disposal team detonated the American aircraft device after it was discovered during construction works
Police bomb-disposal experts gather evidence at the site of an explosion in the centre of Athens, on Thursday
People comfort a relative of one of the victims of a bomb blast in Islamabad, Pakistan. At least 23 people were killed when a bomb ripped through a crowded market in Islamabad on Wednesday, amid a fragile ceasefire between the government and Islamist militants.
A Syrian man evacuates a child found in the rubble of a building reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter in Aleppo. Iran’s foreign minister that Tehran is “ready to help any logical attempts” to end the Syrian conflict, during a visit by UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.
People look at the Atocha railway station memorial for the victims of the Madrid train bombings, marking the tenth anniversary of the attack that claimed 191 lives and injured more than 1800 others. Ten bombs exploded on board four commuter trains. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the blasts. which it said were punishment for Spain‘s role in the US-led invasion of Iraq Read more
Indians light candles to commemorate the first anniversary of the 2013 bomb blasts in Hyderabad.
Lebanese men carry a wounded man at the site of an explosion, near the Kuwaiti Embassy and Iran’s cultural centre, in the suburb of Beir Hassan, Beirut, Lebanon. A blast in a Shia district in southern Beirut killed at least two people on Wednesday, security officials said, in an attack apparently linked to the civil war in neighbouring Syria