Commemorations are under way in Belarus to mark the 32nd anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. The first explosion at the reactor took place in the early hours of 26 April 1986. The meltdown at the Soviet plant was the worst nuclear disaster in history.
Pictured are Chernobyl liquidators laying flowers at the memorial to abandoned villages in Khoiniki.
Photo by Sergei Kholodilin, BelTA