Seventy years after the first atomic bomb lay waste to the Japanese city, the Mayor of Hiroshima has urged the world that to abolish nuclear weapons and demanded the creation of security systems that do not rely on military might.
Speaking at the official commemorations at Little Boy's ground zero in theheart of the city, Mayor Kazumi Matsui said:
As long as there are nuclear weapons, anyone can become a hibakusha (Japanese term for a-bomb victim).
People of the world, please listen to the voices of the victims and face this issue of nuclear proliferation as your own.
Survivors of the atomic bombings in Japan talk about how the attacks changed their lives forever.
Services have been held in Hiroshima to mark 70 years since an atomic bomb destroyed the city.
The Enola Gay is immortalised in history as the aircraft that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima during the Second World War.