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Ukrainian servicemen stand on a destroyed bridge between the village of Dytiatky and Chernobyl, Ukraine. April 5, 2022
Ukrainian servicemen stand on a destroyed bridge between the village of Dytiatky and Chernobyl, Ukraine. April 5, 2022   -   Copyright  Oleksandr Ratushniak/AP Photo

First photographs of Chernobyl exclusion zone after Ukraine regains control

These photographs are from the Chernobyl exclusion zone after it was taken back by the Ukrainian army. Ukraine lost control of these territories, located to the north of Kyiv in the first days of war.

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Ukrainian serviceman stand on a destroyed bridge between the village of Dytiatky and Chernobyl, Ukraine. April 5, 2022Oleksandr Ratushniak/AP Photo
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Ukrainian servicemen walk on a destroyed bridge between the village of Dytiatky and Chernobyl, Ukraine. April 5, 2022Oleksandr Ratushniak/AP Photo
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A damaged military track is seen in a road near Chernobyl, Ukraine. April 5, 2022Oleksandr Ratushniak/AP Photo
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A view of the shelter construction covers the fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, in Chernobyl, Ukraine. April 5, 2022Oleksandr Ratushniak/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved
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Ukrainian servicemen run at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, in Chernobyl, Ukraine. April 5, 2022.Oleksandr Ratushniak/AP Photo
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A Ukrainian flag flies at a monument with a sign that reads "Pripyat", the abandoned city near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine. April 5, 2022Oleksandr Ratushniak/AP Photo
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A bus blocks a street in Chernobyl, Ukraine. April 5, 2022Oleksandr Ratushniak/AP Photo