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Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue, echoing a call by U.S. President Barack Obama, urged people around the globe on Sunday to choose a path toward a world free of nuclear weapons as the city commemorated the 64th anniversary of the atomic bombing.

A moment of silence was observed at 11:02 a.m., the time on Aug. 9, 1945, when a U.S. bomber dropped the atomic bomb that killed an estimated 74,000 people by the end of that year.

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