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In Pictures: Chernobyl, 30 years on

A rally was staged on March 23, a month before the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, to demand improvements in the lives and better social benefits for the victims and relatives of people who helped in the cleanup. Here's a look at the state of villages and the city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, 30 years after the 1986 catastrophe.