Instant Index: Satellite Images Show Trees Where Chernobyl Disaster Happened

By Jennifer Abbey

Aug 27, 2013 10:40pm

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From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking  about using #InstantIndex or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com and they could appear on World News.

Search Is On for Mystery Shoppers Who Did the Right Thing
Mystery shoppers accidentally went shopping at a Buddy’s Small Lots in New Jersey. The store was closed but the door was wide open because the lock didn’t work. The men grabbed the sunglasses and batteries they needed then waited for the cashier who never appeared. They figured out how much their bill was and left the money on the counter. Now the owner says he wants them to come back because he’s got some gift certificates waiting.

 

Satellite Images Show Trees Where Chernobyl Disaster Happened
The town devastated by the Chernobyl disaster nearly 30 years ago is being reclaimed by Mother Earth. New images show the power plant and the surrounding city of Pripyat, which was evacuated after the 1986 radiation leak, looking like a forest again. Scientists say it won’t be safe for 20,000 years.

 

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                                                                       (Alex Cheban)

Billy Ray Cyrus Opens Up About Miley’s Controversial Performance
Miley Cyrus’ father, Billy Ray, has finally opened up about his daughter’s controversial VMA performance Sunday night. The country singer told “Entertainment Tonight”: “I love her unconditionally and that will never change.”

 

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                                                                                   (FOX/Getty Images)

Deer Caught Trying to Stay Cool in Japan
One city in Japan needs a “Deer Lounging” sign. A herd of Sika deer was caught trying to stay cool on a hot day in the city of Nara. The national treasures lounged around, unfazed by passing cars and people snapping photos.

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