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At 1:23 AM on April 26, 1986 the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant operators committed a fatal series of errors here in the control room of Reactor #4, triggering a meltdown and an explosion that resulted in the world's largest nuclear accident to date.

Stunning Photos Of Chernobyl 25 Years Later

At 1:23 AM on April 26, 1986 the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant operators committed a fatal series of errors here in the control room of Reactor #4, triggering a meltdown and an explosion that resulted in the world's largest nuclear accident to date.

Never seen before shots of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives.

Never-seen-before shots of Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives

Never seen before shots of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives.

2 February 2011 Inside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant - The Chernobyl nuclear complex contained four reactors in total. The explosions on 26 April 1986 occurred in Reactor Number Four, at the end of the building closest to the camera.  All pictures by the BBC's Steven Duke.

In Pictures: Inside Chernobyl

2 February 2011 Inside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant - The Chernobyl nuclear complex contained four reactors in total. The explosions on 26 April 1986 occurred in Reactor Number Four, at the end of the building closest to the camera. All pictures by the BBC's Steven Duke.

A worker at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant checks the radiation level in the engine room of the first and second power units in this June 5, 1986 photo.

A worker at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant checks the radiation level in the engine room of the first and second power units in this June 5, 1986 photo.

Meltdown: The Chernobyl disaster occurred on April 26, 1986, when one of its four nuclear reactors exploded

Huge section of roof covering Chernobyl nuclear reactor which exploded collapses under the weight of snow

Meltdown: The Chernobyl disaster occurred on April 26, 1986, when one of its four nuclear reactors exploded

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