Photo of the Day 5 September 2007

Japan, 2005
Photograph by Cary Wolinsky
The skeletal remains of a building in Hiroshima, Japan, stand as a reminder of the enduring injury from the U.S. atomic bomb attack there in 1945.

More than half of the city's buildings were destroyed by the bomb, which packed the equivalent of 15,000 tons (13,600 metric tons) of TNT. About 70,000 to 80,000 of Hiroshima's 350,000 residents were killed by the blast, and many suffered long-term illnesses from the radiation.