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Apr 24, 2018

Inside Chernobyl

Inside Chernobyl

Scenes inside the Ukrainian power plant more than 30 years after a nuclear disaster permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe.

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Workers sweep radioactive dust at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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An employee walks near a Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A bus carrying workers leaves near a Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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An employee walks through the corridor of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Employees walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Journalists take a selfie in a corridor of stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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An employee measures the radiation level as journalists take pictures at a control centre of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A telephone is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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An employee walks at the control centre of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A control centre of the stopped third reactor is seen at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Visitors walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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An employee walks through the corridor of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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An employee walks through a pump room of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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An employee is seen in a pump room of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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An employee walks through the corridor of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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An employee measures the radiation level near a damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Journalists walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Employees of Chernobyl nuclear power plant wait for a bus after work at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Journalists walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Employees of Chernobyl nuclear power plant wait for a bus after work at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A water tanker sprays water on a road to prevent radioactive dust from being blown away in front of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl 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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An employee and journalists walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A bus carrying workers leaves a new Safe Confinement structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A general view shows a New Safe Confinement structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A general view shows a New Safe Confinement structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A visitor holds a butterfly that was found in a pump room of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Dogs are seen in front of a new Safe Confinement structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in Chernobyl GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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