Photos: Chernobyl Officially Opens for Tours

Twenty-five years ago Chernobyl bore the brunt of the world's deadliest nuclear power disaster. Now, it's open for tours.

  1. A Ferris wheel in Pripyat installed shortly before the 1986 accident that was never used.

    (Courtesy Lionel Beehner)
  2. Nuclear reactor #4, encased in a concrete sarcophagus.

    (Courtesy Lionel Beehner)
  3. Another view of the reactor.

    (Courtesy Lionel Beehner)
  4. An apartment in the town of Pripyat. Much of the property was looted by vandals after the accident.

    (Courtesy Lionel Beehner)
  5. A classroom in an abandoned school in Pripyat.

    (Courtesy Lionel Beehner)

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