Japan remembers Nagasaki
Japan has marked the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945. The attack killed more than 70,000 people and led to Japan's surrender less than a week later.
A choir of survivors of the nuclear attack performed a song as the ceremony began, called Never Again. And at two minutes past 11 a bell tolled, to mark the moment the bomb fell on Nagasaki 65 years ago. The crowd stood in silence.
Among the survivors and the families of the dead were the representatives of more than thirty countries. They heard Nagasaki's mayor call for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
Last week the United States sent its Ambassador to Japan, John Roos, to the ceremony at Hiroshima for the first time. But he did not attend the memorial in Nagasaki.
The bombing in 1945 killed more than 70,000 people in the city.
Within a week Japan surrendered, bringing an end to the war in the Pacific.
Roland Buerk, BBC News, Tokyo