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See the Ruins of an Estonian Ghost Town

This is Viivikonna, an abandoned town in Eastern Estonia that used to be a bustling mining hub in the 1920s. But as the oil shale deposit dried up, the townspeople moved away. When Estonia gained independence from the Soviet Union in the 1990s, Viivikonna became a ghost town; today, it is home to only 50 permanent residents. 

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