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Inside a radioactive ghost town

A photographer went inside the nuclear town of Fukushima which has been deserted for five years.

Five years ago, Fukushima became frozen in time when it was evacuated following a nuclear disaster.

Japanese towns in the area remain unchanged from the accident on March 11, 2011 – the largest nuclear disaster since Cheronbyl.

A 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the land that day, followed by a tsunami – 20,000 people were dead or missing.

The Japanese government keeps surrounding towns locked down for fear of radiation contamination – but photographer Keow Wee Loong and two colleagues managed to sneak in.

Click through to see the incredibly eerie pictures.

Photo via Keow Wee Loong.

Photo via Keow Wee Loong.

Photo via Keow Wee Loong.

Photo via Keow Wee Loong.

Photo via Keow Wee Loong.

The damage of the earthquake. Photo via Keow Wee Loong.

Photo via Keow Wee Loong.

Barriers locking people out. Photo via Keow Wee Loong.

Photo via Keow Wee Loong.

Photo via Keow Wee Loong.

Photo via Keow Wee Loong.

Photo via Keow Wee Loong.

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