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Streetlights shine in the abandoned town of Iitate, northeastern Japan. Though the town lies outside the official exclusion zone around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, radiation levels were higher than some areas inside - forcing residents to evacuate months after the nuclear plant began leaking radiation.(Associated Press)

Streetlights shine in the abandoned town of Iitate, northeastern Japan. Though the town lies outside the official exclusion zone around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, radiation levels were higher than some areas inside - forcing residents to evacuate months after the nuclear plant began leaking radiation.(Associated Press)

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