Photographs show ghost town created by Charles de Gaulle Airport

The small French farming village of Goussainville-Vieux Pays, just 12 miles north of Paris, remained relatively unchanged for centuries. When Charles de Gaulle Airport opened in the 1970s, residents found themselves living right underneath the flight path. Fleeing the noise, they left behind a ghost town. Reuters photographer, Charles Platiau, photographed the abandoned town and used early 20th century postcards of the exact same sites to show a series of eerie comparisons.

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