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U.S. marks 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

The attack on the U.S. naval base in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, shook a country that had been so focused on the war in Europe that it had lost sight of the threat posed by Japan, according to historians.

The attack, launched to destroy the U.S. Pacific fleet and with the aim of keeping the United States out of the war, took some 2,390 American lives.

Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor with torpedo planes, bombers and fighter planes on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, bombing the U.S. fleet moored there in the hope of destroying U.S. power in the Pacific.

The attack led to the United States entering World War Two and the eventual defeat of Japan in August 1945, days after U.S. atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed hundreds of thousands of civilians.

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