US decision to attend Hiroshima memorial hailed

With the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome as a backdrop, doves fly over the cenotaph of the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009.

August 5, 2010 5:22:37 AM PDT
The site of the world's first atomic attack swarmed with tens of thousands of people Thursday as Hiroshima prepared for a memorial that will for the first time have representatives from the United States and other major nuclear powers.