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At least two massive explosions shook Beirut on Aug. 4, injuring and killing hundreds of people. (The Washington Post)

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The Virgo family poses for a photo in 2019. (Diallo Dixon)
The Virgo family poses for a photo in 2019. (Diallo Dixon)

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Howard Kakita is an American hibakusha, a Japanese word for survivor. In 1945, he was staying with his grandparents in Hiroshima. (Philip Cheung for The Post)
Howard Kakita is an American hibakusha, a Japanese word for survivor. In 1945, he was staying with his grandparents in Hiroshima. (Philip Cheung for The Post)
Howard Kakita, right, his brother, Kenny, and paternal grandfather, Yaozo, lost their hair because of radiation from the atomic blast in Hiroshima. (Family photo)
Howard Kakita, right, his brother, Kenny, and paternal grandfather, Yaozo, lost their hair because of radiation from the atomic blast in Hiroshima. (Family photo)
Hiroshima's downtown shopping district was a center of activity before the city was flattened by a U.S. atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945. (National Archives)
Hiroshima's downtown shopping district was a center of activity before the city was flattened by a U.S. atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945. (National Archives)
The atomic bomb obliterated virtually all of Hiroshima. Eight months later, the landscape was little changed. (Army Recruiting Service/AP)
The atomic bomb obliterated virtually all of Hiroshima. Eight months later, the landscape was little changed. (Army Recruiting Service/AP)

He was an American child in Hiroshima on the day the atomic bomb dropped

Howard Kakita’s story is distinctly both a Japanese and American tale, one filled with tragedy, betrayal, heroism and eventual forgiveness.
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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House during Fourth of July festivities this year. Trump is considering delivering his convention acceptance speech there. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
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Protesters rally Saturday in support of former governor Sergei Furgal in Khabarovsk, 3,800 miles east of Moscow. (Igor Volkov/AP)

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The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP)
The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP)

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A pedestrian walks on 14th St. in D.C. on Tuesday. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)

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Geoff Edgers and Hannah Gadsby talk during Edgers’ twice-weekly Instagram Live show “Stuck with Geoff.” (The Post)

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