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Apr 4, 2016

Inside The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Inside The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Deadly radiation still spews from Chernobyl 30 years after the worst nuclear meltdown in history, as a newly built giant arch is pulled into place to cover the stricken reactor for the next century.

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A general view shows the construction of the New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Ukraine, March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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An interior view of a building in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Employees ride a bus in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat is seen near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A cross with a crucifix is seen in the deserted town of Pripyat near Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A containment shelter for the damaged fourth reactor (L) and the New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure (R) at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant are seen from Ukraine's abandoned town of Pripyat, Ukraine, March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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An employee measures the radiation level at a plant for processing liquid radioactive waste at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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The coat of arms of the former Soviet Union is seen on the roof of a house in the abandoned city of Pripyat near Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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An interior view of a building in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Employees work in front of the sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine, March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Containers are seen at a plant for processing liquid radioactive waste at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A general view shows a containment shelter for the damaged fourth reactor (L) and the New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure (R) at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine, March 23, 2016. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A picture of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin is seen in a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A ferris wheel is seen in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A shoe for children is left in a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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The coat of arms of the former Soviet Union is seen on the roof of a house in the abandoned city of Pripyat near Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A cat is seen in front of a ferris wheel in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A ferris wheel is seen in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A Ferris Wheel is seen in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A view of an amusement park in the centre of the abandoned town of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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The coat of arms of the former Soviet Union is seen on the roof of a house in the abandoned city of Pripyat near Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat is seen near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat is seen near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A house is seen in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A doll is seen amongst beds at a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Toys are left in a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A dog is seen in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat is seen near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A portrait is seen in a house in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A doll in a children's gas mask is seen amongst beds at a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat is seen near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A children's gas mask is seen at a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A portrait is seen in a house in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A house is seen in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A house is seen in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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А baby cot is seen in a house in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A view of an amusement park in the centre of the abandoned town of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A house is seen in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A house is seen in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A house is seen in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A house is seen in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A cross with a crucifix is seen in the deserted town of Pripyat near Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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