Today's image is titled Illumination and was photographed by Angela Richardson.
Physicians for Social Responsibility and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II. Scores of lanterns are set adrift on the Tenney Lagoon every summer, as a symbolic call for an end to the development, proliferation, testing, and use of nuclear weapons.
This photo shows a small flotilla of the lanterns, a few sporting origami cranes on the prows, floating from the shores of the near east side park. Other shots from this year's gathering can be viewed here and here, meanwhile.
"The U.S. can and must lead the world in the global elimination of these dangerous weapons," declare organizers. "This event is an opportunity for people of all ages to remember those who have died by the use of nuclear weapons in war, and to reflect on visions of a peaceful world."
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