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Chernobyl in pictures: 30 years on

Image: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Joe Myers

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A child's gas mask and a shoe at a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Pripyat. Image: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
A wolf crosses a road in a forest in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Image: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
The abandoned city of Pripyat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Image: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
A piano in a kindergarten in the abandoned town of Pripyat. Image: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
An amusement park in the centre of the abandoned town of Pripyat. Image: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Wild boars walk in the forest of the state radiation ecology reserve in the 30km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Image: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
Newspapers from March 1986 left in an empty building in the abandoned town of Pripyat. Image: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
A raven stretches its wings as it sits on a post inside the 30 km (18 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Image: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
A cross with a crucifix is seen in the deserted Ukrainian town of Pripyat. Image: REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov
The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Image: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
A picture of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin is seen through wild flowers inside a hospital in the abandoned town of Pripyat. Image: Damir Sagolj/REUTERS
A white-tailed eagle lands on a wolf's carcass in the 30km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Image: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
A worker measures radiation levels at a cemetery for contaminated equipment used during the Chernobyl catastrophe. Image: Damir Sagolj/REUTERS
The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is seen behind a building decorated with a graffiti. Image: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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