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The battleship Missouri hosts a new exhibit that remembers the Japan atomic bombing

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                                A replica of a lunchbox belonging to 12-year-old Reiko Watanabe. Her body was never found, but her lunchbox of rice and peas was recovered 600 yards from the bomb’s hypocenter.

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    A replica of a lunchbox belonging to 12-year-old Reiko Watanabe. Her body was never found, but her lunchbox of rice and peas was recovered 600 yards from the bomb’s hypocenter.

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                                This summer the Battleship Missouri is welcoming an exhibit in partnership with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Above, Mike Carr, president and CEO of USS Missouri Memorial Museum, on Thursday looked at a paper crane folded by President Barack Obama in 2016 and a smaller one by Hiroshima victim Sadako Sasaki. Sasaki died at age 12 in 1954 from exposure to the bomb.

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    This summer the Battleship Missouri is welcoming an exhibit in partnership with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Above, Mike Carr, president and CEO of USS Missouri Memorial Museum, on Thursday looked at a paper crane folded by President Barack Obama in 2016 and a smaller one by Hiroshima victim Sadako Sasaki. Sasaki died at age 12 in 1954 from exposure to the bomb.

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                                Above, a paper crane, folded by President Barack Obama in 2016, and one created by Hiroshima victim Sadako Sasaki. Sasaki, died at age 12 in 1954 from exposure to the Hiroshima bomb.

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    Above, a paper crane, folded by President Barack Obama in 2016, and one created by Hiroshima victim Sadako Sasaki. Sasaki, died at age 12 in 1954 from exposure to the Hiroshima bomb.

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                                Aa deformed glass bottle found near the hypocenter of the Nagasaki bomb. This summer the Battleship Missouri welcomes a new traveling exhibit “Of Silhouettes and Ash.”

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    Aa deformed glass bottle found near the hypocenter of the Nagasaki bomb. This summer the Battleship Missouri welcomes a new traveling exhibit “Of Silhouettes and Ash.”

The battleship Missouri has been referred to as an “altar of peace” because the deadliest conflict in the history of mankind ended on her decks on Sept. 2, 1945, president and CEO Mike Carr said. Read more

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