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    • Abandoned City of Pripyat
    • Tourists Visit Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
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    • Abandoned City of Pripyat
    • Tourists Visit Kindergarten Near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
    • Visitors Walk in the Abandoned City of Pripyat
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    Visitors take pictures of a fox in the abandoned city of Pripyat, near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine.

    The HBO-produced TV series “Chernobyl”, which focuses on the world's worst nuclear accident, has augmented the interest of people in the actual site.

    One Chernobyl tour agency, cited by Reuters, stated that trip bookings to the Exclusion Zone in Ukraine had risen by 40 percent.

    This year, 26 April marked the 33rd anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster; it took place in northern Ukraine at the height of the Cold War. The horrifying tragedy made the world fear the prospect of a nuclear apocalypse.

    Sputnik has compiled a gallery showing the present state of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the city of Pripyat, located near the site where the major catastrophe occurred.

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