Bill also visited Pripyat, the abandoned city just about a mile away from the nuclear plant, where the plant's workers lived. When disaster struck in 1986, the town's residents were given 36 hours to evacuate. They never came back, leaving behind an eerie, overgrown landscape of deserted buildings.
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Bethany Bentley, a museum spokeswoman, chose the placement of the canvas - which is actually a prop from The Colbert Report's set – after the show's producers offered to "donate" the portrait.
"The Colbert Report is a tongue-in-cheek comedy show, and I felt this was a tongue-in-cheek comedy placement," said Bentley, who emphasizes that this it's all a joke, and that she wanted the humor "conveyed in every sense of the message – in the label, in where we hung it, and in its presentation."
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