Wider Image: Shadows of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
A mother and her son cast shadows on the ground as they pray near a cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bomb as other visitors try to take selfies, at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan July 29, 2015. On August 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing about 140,000 by the end of the year in a city of 350,000 residents, in the world's first nuclear attack. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Influenced by the shadows scorched into outdoor surfaces by the heat of the blasts 70 years ago, Reuters photographer Issei Kato pays homage to survivors, residents and historic buildings in both cities in a personal project that captures the shadows of today. REUTERS/Issei Kato PICTURE 5 OF 12 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "SHADOWS OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI".â€¨SEARCH "SHADOWS KATO" FOR ALL PICTURES.