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10 Disturbing Pictures Of Nuclear Menace

Disturbing memories of nuclear catastrophes from across the globe.

10 Disturbing Pictures Of Nuclear Menace
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1. Chernobyl Victims - I

1. Chernobyl Victims - I

Vova, a Chernobyl victim, lost his left leg to cancer a year before this photo was taken. His cancer spread further and the doctors had no treatment for it.

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2. Nagasaki Victim

2. Nagasaki Victim
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87-year-old Sumiteru Taniguchi was only 16 years old when a nuclear bomb called Fat Man devastated the city of Nagasaki. The explosion threw him off his bicycle and he had to spend the next 21 months on a hospital bed. Taniguchi heads a Nagasaki survivors group actively working against nuclear proliferation.

3. Chernobyl Victims - II

3. Chernobyl Victims - II
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Here is another Chernobyl victim, a boy with growth containing his kidneys. The photograph was taken by Paul Fusco for Magnum Photos.

4. Chernobyl Victims - III

4. Chernobyl Victims - III
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Another victim of the Chernobyl disaster, Nikolai Yanchen was one of 600,000 liquidators assigned with the task of fighting the fires and cleaning up the radiation ash. Yanchen lost his right leg to cancer owing to radiation contamination.

5. Animal Mutation

5. Animal Mutation
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Polycephaly is the presence of more than one head. Nuclear radiation can cause this type of mutation in animals. That's exactly what has happened to this calf.

6. Chernobyl Victims - IV

6. Chernobyl Victims - IV
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These boys are unable to walk owing to congenital defects caused by nuclear radiation. The photograph was clicked by Magnum photographer Paul Fusco.

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7. Hiroshima Victim

7. Hiroshima Victim
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Here is a devastating picture of a Hiroshima burn victim confined to a hospital bed.

8. Semipalatinsk Victims - I

8. Semipalatinsk Victims - I
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Here is a young Semipalatinsk radiation victim. Semipalatinsk in the eastern part of Kazakhstan was one of most infamous nuclear tests sites in the world. According to reports, the residents were forced to step outside their homes during the nuclear test blasts so that they could later be examined by scientists as part of studies on the effects of radiation on human life.

9. Semipalatinsk Victims - II

9. Semipalatinsk Victims - II
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This Semipalatinsk radiation victim is suffering from a rare bone condition that makes his body shrink. He weighs just 34 kilograms.

10. Mutant Wolf Fish

10. Mutant Wolf Fish
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The wolf fish typically only grow up to 112cm and weigh 15kg but this one, caught by Japanese fisherman and adventurer Hiroshi Hirasaka, was over two meters long. It was widely speculated that this mutation was caused by the radiations leaked from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant. Giant catfish had earlier been discovered near the site of a nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in Russia.

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