Friday, January 7, 2011 | Categories: Q Blog
A doll and a gas mask, covered in radioactive dust, in an abandoned kindergarten near Chernobyl.
It's a scene that visitors from around the world may be seeing soon, now that the Ukranian government is set to officially open the site to tourism this year.
Today on Q, BBC TV presenter Stefan Gates recalled his visit to Chernobyl.
While many think that disaster zone tourism is crass, he argued that travelling to tragic sites is important, as a way to honour the victims and learn real empathy.
How do you feel about tourism in tragic places like Chernobyl?
(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)