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Marking 75 Years Since the Hiroshima Bombing – Have We Learned Our Lessons?

The Muslim Times

Sabahat Ali

CONTEMPORARY AND SOCIAL ISSUES
Models in Hiroshima museum depicting the scene after the nuclear bomb was dropped
Models in Hiroshima museum depicting the scene after the nuclear bomb was dropped. The skin of those directly affected literally melted away due to the intense heat and radiation.
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Sabahat Ali, Mexico

While it was not a nuclear blast, Tuesday’s Beirut explosions served as an unapologetic reminder to the world of the devastating carnage that weapons of mass destruction can entail. People quickly took to Twitter, calling the blast reminiscent of a small nuclear explosion. A smoking building warped into a devouring monster of relentless energy and flames within a second. The blast radius was recorded from numerous angles: smartphones, dashcams, security footage. Even a bridal shoot happening at the time recorded the unceasing torque of the explosion. Everything in its way was either hurled back or decimated.

First-hand eyewitnesses remark that it was the deadliest explosion they have ever seen…

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