Photographer sneaks into Fukushima exclusion zone, shares haunting images of deserted towns

According to CNN, 27-year-old Malaysian photographer Keow Wee Loong, his assistant and a translator sneaked into the area last month through surrounding forests. He said he had planned to buy clothes to protect himself and his companions from the radiation, but he lost his money in Tokyo. Despite the danger, they decided to continue onward.

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What they found looked like a scene from "The Walking Dead."

"Have you ever had a dream that you are the only person left on the planet? Arriving in the exclusion zone is similar to that," Loong told CNN.

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His photos captured eerie scenes: deserted stores with March 2011 magazines still on the shelves, empty streets and unoccupied homes.

>> Click here or scroll down to see some of the chilling images

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