In this handout photo provided by the Office of Mayor Carlisle, Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle and his wife Judy, left, hold a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony to mark the 66th anniversary of the bombing in Hiroshima, Japan, on Saturday in Hiroshima.
Paper lanterns float down along the Motoyasu River behind the illuminated Atomic Bomb Dome near Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. The Japanese city of Hiroshima on Saturday marked the 66th anniversary of the bombing, as the nation fights a different kind of disaster from atomic technology - a nuclear plant in a meltdown crisis after being hit by a tsunami. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
A old woman prays before the cenotaph for the atomic bombing victims before the start of the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Saturday, Aug, 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Buddhist followers wait to take part in a lantern parade in prayer for peace around the illuminated Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, western Japan on the eve of the 66th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing on the city, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle marked the 66th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan with residents of that city.
Carlisle, along with wife Judy, laid a wreath Saturday at the annual Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima. He is the second U.S. mayor to travel to that ceremony.
Carlisle made the visit as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen Honolulu’s ties to Japanese cities.
On Aug. 6, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, leading to Japan’s surrender and the end of World War II.
Another commemoration was held in Honolulu on Friday. That event featured bombing survivors, religious leaders and members of a little league baseball team from Japan.
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