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Rebooting Memories Project helps Japan retain its wartime past

Colorized photographs shed light on a fading era

An Osaka neighborhood engulfed in flames after a firebombing raid on June 7, 1945. (Photo courtesy of Hidenori Watanave)

TOKYO -- When World War II drew to a brutal close, leaving much of Japan destroyed, along with the physical devastation the country saw a way of life disappear.

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