efe-epaBy Demofilo Peláez. Hiroshima, Japan

The worst predictions after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima indicated that nothing would grow in the area for 75 years. But on Thursday, exactly three-quarters of a century later, commemorations attested to the resilience of this Japanese city.

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui, made reference to the gloomy forecast in a ceremony marking the nuclear attack on August 6, 1945, three days before another atomic bomb destroyed the Japanese city of Nagasaki. EFE-EPA