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Ghost town near Chernobyl still deserted after 25 years

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A ferris wheel remains abandoned in the empty town of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Friday, March 25, 2011, in Pripyat, Ukraine. The 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is next month. On April 26, 1986, a series of explosions destroyed Chernobyl's reactor No. 4 station causing a nuclear meltdown as firefighters tackled a blaze that burned for 10 days and sent a plume of radiation around the world in the worst-ever civil nuclear disaster.

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A house remains abandoned near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Friday in Pripyat.

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Personal articles are seen in the empty town of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Friday in Pripyat.

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A housing unit remains abandoned in the empty town of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Friday in Pripyat.

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Operating staff work at the control center of the 1st and 2nd nuclear reactor block in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Friday in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

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