The shadow of a Hiroshima victim, permanently etched into stone steps after the 1945 atomic bomb. The stone immediately behind the victim was shielded slightly. The rest got washed out by the radiation like when done gets bleached by the sun.
Why Did the United States Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki?: At the time this photo was made, smoke billowed feet above Hiroshima while smoke from the burst of the first atomic bomb had spread over feet on the target at the base of the rising column.
Hiroshima before (top) & after (bottom). An aerial view of the mass destruction on Hiroshima caused by "Little Boy". Out of 90,000 buildings, 60,000 were destroyed. (picture): http://alonglookatyou.blogspot.ca/2010/01/hiroshima-before-and-after.html source (info): http://www.atomicarchive.com/Docs/MED/med_chp9.shtml