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Joint bid to emphasize world peace

Updated: October 11, 2009, 9:32 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- site of atomic bombings in World War II -- are teaming up to make a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics that will emphasize world peace.

Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba and Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue announced on Sunday that they will form a joint bid committee. The mayors are founding members of the Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision Campaign, which advocates for a global ban on nuclear arms.

"The Olympics symbolize the abolition of nuclear arms and world ...

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