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August 6,1945-A charred wristwatch found in the city's ruins indicates the exact time of the Hiroshima explosion as 8:15 a.m. From the ashes – the rebirth of Hiroshima

Hiroshima - The heart of the city by air, only the white roads giving an indication of where different buildings once stood. 'Hiroshima - Nagasaki - A Pictorial Record of the Atomic Destruction' 1978

Wrecked framework of Museum of Science and Industry as it appeared shortly after the blast. City officials decided to preserve this building as a memorial though they had at first planned to rebuild it, Hiroshima, 1945, by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Dazed survivors huddle together in the street ten minutes after the atomic bomb was dropped on their city, Hiroshima, 1945

Hiroshima-An image annotated by the U.S. Air Force shows the area devastated by the bomb, indicated by the black surface inside the circle.

A Japanese woman awaits treatment, her back scarred by the patten of the dress she was wearing when the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare fell on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Since white colors repelled the bomb’s heat and dark colors absorbed it, fabric designs were burned into the skin.