More than five years after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and deadly tsunami struck Japan, killing 20,000 and triggering the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, a photographer is sharing haunting images of Fukushima's abandoned exclusion zone.
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.
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.
His photos captured eerie scenes: deserted stores with March 2011 magazines still on the shelves, empty streets and unoccupied homes.
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