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Photo Essay: Miles O'Brien Visits Deserted Town at Chernobyl

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Photo: Miles O'Brien

Basketball CourtMiles O'Brien and David WatersWrecked ShipsDay Care FacilityTown Not Fit For HumansBumper CarsRadiation detectorDollPapersMilk BottlesFuse BoxAbandoned Town of Pripyat StairwellCooling Pond OuthousePoolFerris WheelChernobyl From 2 Miles

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Scene from the former day care facility in the town of Pripyat - the company town for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The gas mask in this shot was there as we found it but I suspect it was placed there by a journalist or activist at some point over the years to make an obvious point even more obvious.

 

Watch Miles O'Brien's report on his trip to Chernobyl.