Photo of the Day 29 August 2007

Rongelap Atoll, Marshall Islands, 1998
Photograph by Emory Kristof
Broken ceiling pieces dangle over deserted pews in a church on Rongelap Atoll, which was contaminated by fallout from the U.S. nuclear test on the Bikini Atoll, 100 miles (161 kilometers) away. Humans left Rongelap in 1985, but its marine life, including sharks, remoras, and coral encrusting anti-ship mines, thrives today.