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The magnificent Peles Castles, with its fairytale turrets and pointed towers rising above acres of green meadows sprinkled with haystacks, was built as a summer residence by Romania's longest serving monarch, King Carol I, who died and was buried here in 1914, just months after the castle’s completion.Peles Castle was the first castle in Europe to have central heating and electricity. During Ceausescu's era, its 160 rooms, each furnished to reflect a different European country, ...

Vanishing Chernobyl: Aerial photos show how devastated town in radiation disaster zone is being reclaimed by nature

Different: This file picture of Chernobyl nuclear power plant shows just how much it has changed since the disaster, with the forest now completely enveloping it

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

Snapper: Igor Kostin | Kostin's work in the days after the blast and in subsequent years on Chernobyl won him a World Press Photo Prize. But it also exposed him to heavy levels of radiation. He has undergone several thyroid operations, with thyroid cancer one of the most widespread consequences of the blast.