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Hiroshima promoting 'peace tourism' to draw attention to more A-bomb sites

City seeks to build on renewed interest following Obama's visit last year

Foreign tourists visiting the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima on Aug. 5.

HIROSHIMA, Japan -- The historic visit to Hiroshima by then U.S. President Barack Obama in May last year generated a fresh wave of international interest in the city, which was devastated by the atomic bombing 72 years ago.

Seeking to capitalize on the renewed spotlight, the city has launched a "peace tourism" campaign to attract attention to sites related to the nuclear devastation other than the symbolic Atomic Bomb Dome.

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