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On August 6, 1945 (we’ll be celebrating this event anniversary in a few days) the Enola Gay US bomber dropped the first atom bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

The images of the deadly effects of this new kind of bomb have been restricted in circulation by the US government, while they were taken and used in order to fully evaluate the actual impact of these new bombs. The United States Strategic Bombing Survey (SBS) Damage Division was tasked to photograph and analyze the effects of the bombing. These photographs (or some of them) have been acquired by the International Center of Photography.

They are currently in exhibition there until August 28, 2011.