Photo of the Day: Somber Remembrance in Hiroshima

A man watches paper lanterns for the repose of the souls of the atomic bombing victims in the Motoyasu River near the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, western Japan, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Japan marked the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a somber ceremony to honor the dead and pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

A man watches paper lanterns floating in the Motoyasu River, representing the souls of those killed in the Hiroshima atomic bombing.

Japan marked the 68th anniversary, Tuesday, of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a somber ceremony to honor the dead and pledges to eliminate nuclear weapons.

Shizuo Kambayashi is a staff photographer working for the Associated Press in Japan. See a selection of his recent work here.

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