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April 26, 2013 By Andy Ross

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Dark Pripyat

Do you remember the Chernobyl explosion? The biggest nuclear disaster in the world happened in April 1986 and caused an entire town, Pripyat, and the surrounding countryside to be evacuated and abandoned. This month, a photographer, Ric Wright, has published an ebook of photographs on Blurb from the town which are beautiful, mesmerising and poignant. Have a look at a selection from the BBC and from the Guardian which gave me a sober and contemplative few moments this morning.