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Inside Chernobyl

An employee walks at the control centre of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee walks at the control centre of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee walks at the control centre of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A telephone is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A telephone is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A telephone is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A general view shows a New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A general view shows a New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A general view shows a New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A visitor holds a butterfly that was found in a pump room of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A visitor holds a butterfly that was found in a pump room of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A visitor holds a butterfly that was found in a pump room of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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An employee walks through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee walks through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee walks through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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An employee walks through a pump room of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee walks through a pump room of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee walks through a pump room of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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An employee measures the radiation level near a damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee measures the radiation level near a damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee measures the radiation level near a damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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An employee and journalists walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee and journalists walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee and journalists walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Journalists walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Journalists walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Journalists walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A house is seen in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A house is seen in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A house is seen in the abandoned village of Zalesye near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A general view shows a New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A general view shows a New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A general view shows a New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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An employee is seen in a pump room of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee is seen in a pump room of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee is seen in a pump room of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Dogs are seen in front of a new Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Dogs are seen in front of a new Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Dogs are seen in front of a new Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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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. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A water tanker sprays water on a road to prevent radioactive dust from being blown away in front of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A water tanker sprays water on a road to prevent radioactive dust from being blown away in front of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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An employee walks through the corridor of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee walks through the corridor of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee walks through the corridor of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A bus carrying workers leaves in front of a new Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A bus carrying workers leaves in front of a new Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A bus carrying workers leaves in front of a new Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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An employee measures the radiation level as journalists take pictures at a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee measures the radiation level as journalists take pictures at a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee measures the radiation level as journalists take pictures at a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A general view shows a New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A general view shows a New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A general view shows a New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A control panel is seen in a control centre of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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An employee walks through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee walks through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An employee walks through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Employees walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Employees walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Employees walk through the corridor of the stopped third reactor. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Workers sweep radioactive dust at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Workers sweep radioactive dust at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Workers sweep radioactive dust at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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