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Obama to visit Hiroshima: report

President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, Nikkei Asian Review reports, and will mark a historic visit to the site of the world’s first atomic bombing that devastated thousands during World War II.

{mosads}Obama plans to visit the site after the Group of Seven summit Japan in May and be accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The visit follows a trip earlier this month to the city by Secretary of State John Kerry, where he called the images of the bombing’s aftermath a “gut-wrenching display.”

In Hiroshima, Obama will call for “a world without nuclear weapons,” the report says, citing U.S. officials, though he is not expected to apologize for the World War II bombing.

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