Apparently there’s a survivor of the world’s first atomic attack — the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, living in, of all places, Washington, DC.
It withstood the U.S. attack that led to the end of World War II 70 years ago. And it had been around for hundreds of years before that.
No one knew its secret until relatively recently. But if you believe a pretty incredible story, a tree miraculously unscathed by war is now a symbol of peace.
As for Hiroshima, it seems like just another place on the outside. But the searing scars will never go away. Here’s what it looks like now.