Photo of the week for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.
This photo taken Jan. 2, when Raymond and Barbara Alvarez were visiting their son and his wife in Japan. Barbara took the photo with a Canon Sureshot 110 in Nagasaki, Japan. This statue is featured in Peace Park, commemorating the site of the atomic bomb dropped on Aug. 9, 1945. On the day of the bombing, an estimated 263,000 people were in Nagasaki. Estimated fatalities were 70,000. Japan surrendered three days after the bombing, ending World War II. Photo of the Week submissions may be made by emailing them to Danny Snyder, chief photographer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only email submissions will be considered. Please be sure to include a description of the photograph, including names and locations, and a way we can get in touch with you.