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Photos show eerily deserted Japanese ghost town

Namie, Japan is a nuclear no-go zone where former residents have been unable to live since they fled radiation spewing from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant two years ago.

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A screenshot from Google Street View of a deserted street in Namie, Japan, a nuclear no-go zone where former residents have been unable to live since they fled two years ago. Image taken by Google in March 2013 are giving the world a rare glimpse into Japan’s eerie ghost town, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that sparked a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

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A screenshot from Google Street View of a deserted road in Namie, Japan. Image taken by Google in March 2013 are giving the world a rare glimpse into Japan’s eerie ghost town, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that sparked a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

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A screenshot from Google Street View of a deserted street in Namie, Japan. Image taken by Google in March 2013 are giving the world a rare glimpse into Japan’s eerie ghost town, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that sparked a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

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A screenshot from Google Street View of a deserted road in Namie, Japan. Image taken by Google in March 2013 are giving the world a rare glimpse into Japan’s eerie ghost town, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that sparked a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

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A screenshot from Google Street View of a deserted road in Namie, Japan. Image taken by Google in March 2013 are giving the world a rare glimpse into Japan’s eerie ghost town, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that sparked a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

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A screenshot from Google Street View of a deserted road in Namie, Japan. Image taken by Google in March 2013 are giving the world a rare glimpse into Japan’s eerie ghost town, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that sparked a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

Google

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