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Nagasaki urges Japan join nuke-ban treaty on A-bomb anniversary

Mayor says 'world leaders must commit to nuclear arms reductions'

Doves fly over the Peace Statue in Nagasaki Peace Park during a ceremony commemorating the 76th anniversary of the bombing of the city, in Nagasaki, Japan on Aug. 9.    © Kyodo

NAGASAKI, Japan (Kyodo) -- Nagasaki marked the 76th anniversary Monday of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city in World War II, with its mayor urging the Japanese government to take a more active role in realizing a world free of nuclear weapons.

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