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Google reveals views of Japan's nuclear ghost town

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Visitors to Google Maps can now roam virtually through the overgrown streets of an abandoned town where time has stood still since a tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant two years ago. 

A police officer in protective clothing searches a wrecked vehicle in Namie on March 11, 2013. Google is offering the chance for people to wander virtually through the abandoned town deep within the exclusion zone around Japan's crippled nuclear plant.

The Internet giant's mapping site is offering views of the deserted streets of Namie, half of which sits within the 20-kilometre (12-mile) no-go zone around the nuclear plant, wrecked when the 2011 tsunami crashed into Japan.

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