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Koko Kondo, a survivor of the 1945 atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, laughs on August 7, 2015, as she talks with a delegation of church leaders from around the world who have come to see for themselves the suffering caused by the bomb, to listen to the survivors and to local church leaders, and to return home recommitted to advocating for an end to nuclear weapons. The delegation of pilgrims was organized by the World Council of Churches. Kondo is a well-known hibakusha, or atom bomb survivor, who along with her father is mentioned in John Hershey's landmark book about the horror of Hiroshima.