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Tourists flock to visit Chernobyl after HBO airs its popular series

Tourists flock to visit Chernobyl after HBO airs its popular series
The real Chernobyl is seeing a 30% increase in visitors following HBO's popular series about the 1986 nuclear disaster. Here, people take pictures of the Chernobyl nuclear plant and Chernobyl's New Safe Confinement covering the 4th block (reactor 4) during a tour in the Chernobyl exclusion zone on June 7. Tourist operators are forecasting the number of tourists visiting the site may double this year up to 150,000 people.
People pass through radiation measuring device during a tour in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
Visitors walk in the ghost city of Pripyat during a tour in the Chernobyl exclusion zone on June 7, 2019.
A visitor takes a selfie with an abandoned bus during a tour in Chernobyl, Ukraine.
A hospital stand abandoned in Pryryat, Ukraine in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. This hospital received the first causalities the night of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986
Visitors attend an abandoned hospital on June 7, 2019 in the abandoned city of Pryryat, Ukraine.
Debris lays in an hospital in the abandoned city of Pryryat, Ukraine. Pryryat is located within the Chernobyl exclusion zone, set after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
A woman walks past a building in the ghost city of Pripyat during a tour in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
A visitor poses besides a graffiti during a tour in the abandoned city of Pryryat, not far of Chernobyl, Ukraine.
The new protective shelter over the remains of the nuclear reactor Unit 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is seen in Chernobyl, Ukraine on June 7, 2019. Reactor 4 was the one that exploded on the day of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
Sergiy Parashyn, the party coordinator of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, walks at an underground shelter in Chernobyl, Ukraine on June 7, 2019.
A visitor check her shoes with a geiger counter during a tour of the underground shelter of Chernobyl nuclear power plant on June 7. A geiger counter is a device used to measure radiation. The underground shelter held the first meetings of the official commission that handled the subsequences of the disaster in April 1986.
Visitors wait at a bus stop on the Dytyatky checkpoint of the Chernobyl exclusion zone, in Chernobyl, Ukraine on June 7, 2019.

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