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Obama in Hiroshima: As it happened

President Obama's signature in a visitors book at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

HIROSHIMA, Japan -- The Nikkei Asian Review is bringing you the latest news and analysis from U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima.

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In Hiroshima, Obama calls for mankind to turn against war

The president's speech was often reflective, with frequent pauses between phrases to allow his listeners to consider what he was saying. Read more

Obama speech (Pool photo)

"The world was forever changed here. But today the children of this city will go through their day in peace. What a precious thing that is."

President Obama

"Those who died, they are like us. Ordinary people understand this, I think. They do not want more war."

President Obama

"We must change our mindset about war itself, to prevent conflict through diplomacy."

President Obama

"We have a shared responsibility to look directly into the eye of history."

President Obama

"The memory of the morning of August 6, 1945 must never fade. That memory allows us to fight complacency."

President Obama

"In the image of a mushroom cloud that rose in these skies we are starkly reminded of humanity's core contradictions."

President Obama

"Technological progress without equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us."

President Obama

"We come to mourn the dead. Their souls speak to us."

President Obama

A wreath laid by U.S. President Barack Obama at a special memorial to the 1945 American nuclear attack on the Japanese

Obama visits Atomic Bomb Museum 

US President Obama arrives in Hiroshima

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, ahead of the arrival of President Obama.

Atomic Bomb dome awaiting U.S. President Barack Obama

The flags of Japan and the U.S. are placed throughout Hiroshima ahead of President Obama's visit.

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