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PHOTOS: Two years later: Japan’s Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assassinated

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated during a campaign speech on July 8, 2022, in Nara, Japan. Abe, Japan’s longest-serving leader when he resigned in 2020, collapsed and was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead from severe damage to his heart and two neck wounds. Tetsuya Yamagami, a former member of Japan’s navy, was arrested by police at the scene. Abe was 67 years old.
Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a campaign speech in Nara, western Japan shortly before he was shot on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a campaign speech in Nara, western Japan shortly before he was shot on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, is attended on the ground in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, is attended on the ground in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, falls on the ground in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, falls on the ground in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Tetsuya Yamagami, center, holding a weapon, is detained near the site of gunshots in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022. Yamagami is accused of assassinating former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by opening fire on at him from behind as he delivered a campaign speech.
Tetsuya Yamagami, center, holding a weapon, is detained near the site of gunshots in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022. Yamagami is accused of assassinating former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by opening fire on at him from behind as he delivered a campaign speech.
Tetsuya Yamagami, bottom, is detained near the site of gunshots in Nara Prefecture, western Japan, on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Tetsuya Yamagami, bottom, is detained near the site of gunshots in Nara Prefecture, western Japan, on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Tetsuya Yamagami, center, is detained near the site of gunshots in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Tetsuya Yamagami, center, is detained near the site of gunshots in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Tetsuya Yamagami is detained near the site of gunshots in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Tetsuya Yamagami is detained near the site of gunshots in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
People react after gunshots in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
People react after gunshots in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
A patient, believed to be Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is carried on a stretcher on arrival by medical helicopter at a hospital in Kashihara, Nara prefecture, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
A patient, believed to be Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is carried on a stretcher on arrival by medical helicopter at a hospital in Kashihara, Nara prefecture, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
An aerial view shows the scene of gunshots in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
An aerial view shows the scene of gunshots in Nara, western Japan on Friday, July 8, 2022.
An aerial view taken from a helicopter chartered by Jiji Press shows police working at the scene at Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji Station in Nara where former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot on July 8, 2022.
An aerial view taken from a helicopter chartered by Jiji Press shows police working at the scene at Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji Station in Nara where former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot on July 8, 2022.
A general view shows workers at the scene after an attack on Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe at Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji station square in Nara on July 8, 2022.
A general view shows workers at the scene after an attack on Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe at Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji station square in Nara on July 8, 2022.
People look at a television broadcasting the news about the attack on former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe earlier in the day, along a street of Tokyo on July 8, 2022.
People look at a television broadcasting the news about the attack on former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe earlier in the day, along a street of Tokyo on July 8, 2022.
Akie Abe,center, wife of former Japanese prime minster Shinzo Abe, arrives by train in Nara before heading to the Nara Medical University Hospital in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, where her husband was transferred after being shot during an election campaign in Nara on July 8, 2022.
Akie Abe,center, wife of former Japanese prime minster Shinzo Abe, arrives by train in Nara before heading to the Nara Medical University Hospital in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, where her husband was transferred after being shot during an election campaign in Nara on July 8, 2022.
Kimihiko Kichikawa, center left, the head of the university hospital, and Hidetada Fukushima, center right, professor of emergency medicine, from the Nara Medical University Hospital, hold a press conference in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, where former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was taken after being shot earlier in the day in Nara on July 8, 2022.
Kimihiko Kichikawa, center left, the head of the university hospital, and Hidetada Fukushima, center right, professor of emergency medicine, from the Nara Medical University Hospital, hold a press conference in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, where former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was taken after being shot earlier in the day in Nara on July 8, 2022.
Members of media gather in front of Nara Medical University Hospital where Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe is transferred after being attacked during an election campaign on July 8, 2022 in Nara, Japan.
Members of media gather in front of Nara Medical University Hospital where Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe is transferred after being attacked during an election campaign on July 8, 2022 in Nara, Japan.
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reacts as he holds a press conference at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on July 8, 2022, after news of the attack on former prime minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reacts as he holds a press conference at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo on July 8, 2022, after news of the attack on former prime minister Shinzo Abe.
A woman reacts in front of a makeshift memorial where people place flowers at the scene outside Yamato-Saidaiji Station in Nara where former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot earlier in the day on July 8, 2022.
A woman reacts in front of a makeshift memorial where people place flowers at the scene outside Yamato-Saidaiji Station in Nara where former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot earlier in the day on July 8, 2022.
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