[Tokyo, November 13. Image via Getty]

Kazumi Tsuchida, 69, who lost her father in the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack, requests a handshake with a staff member of the US embassy in Tokyo as she stages a demonstration to send the letter included messages from two atomic bomb victims for US President Barack Obama in front of the US embassy on November 13, 2009. Survivors of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II delivered a letter to the US embassy demanding that Obama work towards the abolition of nuclear weapons. AFP PHOTO/Kazuhiro NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)