A set of photo panels used to brief American leaders on the impact of the 1945 atomic bombings of Japan might be donated to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

The images are in the collection of the Stimson Center in Washington, a think tank. The center said it hopes images of devastation will help remind museum visitors that nuclear weapons must never be used again.

The panels include some 20 black and white aerial photos of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as a color photo of the mushroom cloud created by the Trinity Test, the world's first nuclear detonation, in New Mexico.