A picture is worth a thousand words: The most interesting and astonishing historical photos

how did women’s swimwear look in the first Olympics? What are some odd habits soldiers performed during war? What did the pride parade look like back in 1970 and how did people react to the opening of the first McDonald’s in the Soviet Union? The phrase a picture is worth a thousand words has never been more accurate – these historical photos portray the most curious and extraordinary events in the world’s history and express the interesting stories behind them in just one picture.

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Construction of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, 1970

After watching the new series we’re all familiar with the Chernobyl nuclear accident, the worst nuclear disaster in the world’s history. Since the disaster that occurred in 1986, the plant as well as the adjacent city that was populated by its workers are abandoned.  

The photo was taken during the construction of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the 1970’s in Ukraine.

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