Prelude: "Leave it all in place, but extract the human beings. Wipe us out, and see what's left" Link: Photos of Chernobyl, abandoned after a disaster at the nuclear plant.
An abandoned medical examination room in the hospital, littered with medical instruments Picture: Michael Day / Barcroft USA
Pripyat, Ukraine - named after the nearby Pripyat River was only inhabited for 16 years. All residents were evacuated a few days after the Chernobyl disaster in April