U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference concluding the G7 foreign ministers meetings in Hiroshima, Japan, Monday, April 11, 2016. Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries, meeting in the atomic-bombed city, called for a renewed push for nuclear disarmament efforts.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference concluding the G7 foreign ministers meetings in Hiroshima, Japan, Monday, April 11, 2016. Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries, meeting in the atomic-bombed city, called for a renewed push for nuclear disarmament efforts. Yuta Omori The Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference concluding the G7 foreign ministers meetings in Hiroshima, Japan, Monday, April 11, 2016. Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries, meeting in the atomic-bombed city, called for a renewed push for nuclear disarmament efforts. Yuta Omori The Associated Press

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