Friday Photos: Chernobyl at 25

Last Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.  Above, The fourth power block of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant, covered with a ‘sarcophagus’ is seen from the deserted city of Pripyat, on March 31, 2011. The project to build a new sarcophagus over the damaged Chernobyl nuclear reactor lacks some 600 million euros of ...

Ferris wheel: GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images; All others: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images
Ferris wheel: GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images; All others: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images
Ferris wheel: GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images; All others: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images

Last Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.  Above, The fourth power block of Chernobyl's nuclear power plant, covered with a 'sarcophagus' is seen from the deserted city of Pripyat, on March 31, 2011. The project to build a new sarcophagus over the damaged Chernobyl nuclear reactor lacks some 600 million euros of the 1.5 billion needed,

A sculpture depicting the former symbol of the USSR is set against the setting sun in the abandonned city of Pripyat close to Chernobyl on March 31, 2011.

Last Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.  Above, The fourth power block of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant, covered with a ‘sarcophagus’ is seen from the deserted city of Pripyat, on March 31, 2011. The project to build a new sarcophagus over the damaged Chernobyl nuclear reactor lacks some 600 million euros of the 1.5 billion needed,

A sculpture depicting the former symbol of the USSR is set against the setting sun in the abandonned city of Pripyat close to Chernobyl on March 31, 2011.

Fresos flake off the walls at the now derelict cultural centre in Pripyat on March 31, 2011.

Journalists and visitors take pictures in the abandoned amusement park in Pripyat.

A rose lies on the memorial near the fourth power block.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy  Twitter: @joshuakeating

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