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S. Korea's ghost town: Yeonpyeong Island following N. Korea's attack

AP moved this selection of photos Thursday by Associated Press photojournalist David Guttenfelder of an island left behind. Read more on the plight of refugees from Yeonpyeong Island here.

David Guttenfelder / AP

In this photo taken Wednesday, broken glass is seen scattered across an abandoned street in a destroyed neighborhood following the North Korea's Nov. 23 attack on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea.

David Guttenfelder / AP

A hand print is left in the ash of a burned home on the island. All but a few of its nearly 14,000 residents have been evacuated to the South Korean mainland.

 


David Guttenfelder / AP

Radish stalks are left drying on a clothes line in a destroyed neighborhood on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea, Nov. 26. The population of the island abandoned the island quickly after North Korea's attack, leaving behind their belongings, livelihood, produce, and pets.

David Guttenfelder / AP

A burned wall of a destroyed bar and restaurant is all that's left after the building was gutted when it took a direct hit from a North Korean shell.

David Guttenfelder / AP

A photo of Pope John Paul and a crucifix are left in a home on Yeonpyeong Island, Nov. 30.

David Guttenfelder / AP

A hole is left in a wall near the shoreline where a North Korean shell struck.

David Guttenfelder / AP

A mop lies near a pile of broken glass on the front steps of a restaurant on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea, on Tuesday Nov. 30.