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Rare Photo of A-Bomb Cloud Found in Hiroshima

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A long lost image from the Hiroshima atomic bombing has been discovered at a Japanese elementary school.

The black-and-white photograph shows the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima split into two distinctly separated parts, one on top of the other.

The rare image was found at the Honkawa Elementary School in Hiroshima city, in a collection of about 1,000 articles on the WWII atomic bombing. The material was donated by a late survivor, Yosaburo Yamasaki, in or after 1953.

According to the Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun, a memo on the back of the photo says it was shot near the town of Kaitaichi, some six miles east of ground zero, two minutes after the bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945.

The book reported that the photographer is “unknown” and that the image was shot “20-30 minutes” after the bombing.

More: Rare Photo of a-Bomb Cloud Found in Hiroshima : Discovery News

Photo of the Day: The KKK Kid and the Black State Trooper

Gainesville, Georgia, 1992
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Breaking: Shooting at Taft High School in California - Update: School Had Armed Deputy on Duty

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Not many details yet, but it looks like we have another school shooting: BREAKING NEWS: Reports of Shooting at Taft High School.

At least two people were shot at Taft High School Thursday morning. It happened at about 9 a.m. and as of 9:30, students had been evacuated to the football field and there were reports one person was in custody.

Details were still sketchy at 9:45 a.m. but the Sheriff’s Department has confirmed a shooter is in custody and at least two people have been wounded.

Hall Ambulance dispatched three ambulances and a medevac helicopter. 

UPDATE at 1/10/13 10:37:11 am

10:15 A.m. UPDATE: Victim Airlifted From Taft High School | KGET TV 17

Sheriff’s officials say two people have been shot at Taft High School. We are also told someone has been taken into custody.

Kern County Fire officials say one victim received only minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene, the other person was airlifted to Kern Medical Center with unknown injuries.

The reports started coming in at 9:00 a.m. Deputies are now on scene at the school. Earlier, they told 17 News they were doing a room-to-room search.They say the scene is still not secured.

UPDATE at 1/10/13 11:10:33 am

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