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Google Earth uncovers globe’s hidden marvels (AMAZING PHOTOS)

Published time: March 17, 2012 10:59
Edited time: March 17, 2012 21:54
Palm Jumeirah, part of Dubai's man-made palm tree archipelago.

Palm Jumeirah, part of Dubai's man-made palm tree archipelago.

From a blood-red lake in Iraq to a ghostly face in giant rock formations in Canada. A Stratocam web project showcases stunning satellite photos from around the globe, capturing the weirdest and most wonderful of our planet.

The brainchild of former Google and Dreamworks employee Paul Rademacher, Stratocam allows visitors to vote for their favorite photographs and take their own aerial snaps with the help of Google Earth.

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A florescent blue tendril snakes out of the Florida Keys in Monroe, USA.
A florescent blue tendril snakes out of the Florida Keys in Monroe, USA.

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An aerial view of the 15th century Italian fortress of Palamova showcases its star-shaped structure.
An aerial view of the 15th century Italian fortress of Palamova showcases its star-shaped structure.

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Buildings packed tightly together in Saudi Arabia′s most populous province, Makkah.
Buildings packed tightly together in Saudi Arabia's most populous province, Makkah.

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Mount St Helens, Washington State′s active volcano located in Skamania county.
Mount St Helens, Washington State's active volcano located in Skamania county.

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Russia′s Siberian Sakha Republic pocked with numerous rivers and lakes.
Russia's Siberian Sakha Republic pocked with numerous rivers and lakes.

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Several of Kamchatka′s 160 volcanoes located in Russia′s most easterly point.
Several of Kamchatka's 160 volcanoes located in Russia's most easterly point.

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Over 250 aircraft arranged in neat rows in Pima′s air and space museum in Arizona, USA.
Over 250 aircraft arranged in neat rows in Pima's air and space museum in Arizona, USA.

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The river Nile flowing through the Aswan province in southern Egypt.
The river Nile flowing through the Aswan province in southern Egypt.

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An iconic shot of Venice′s St. Mark′s Square with boats zig-zagging through the city′s canals.
An iconic shot of Venice's St. Mark's Square with boats zig-zagging through the city's canals.

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Port Camargue, France takes on the appearance of a circuit board-esque pattern from above.
Port Camargue, France takes on the appearance of a circuit board-esque pattern from above.

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A sinister blood-red lake in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
A sinister blood-red lake in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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Haphazard minimalist masterpiece formed by farming plots in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Haphazard minimalist masterpiece formed by farming plots in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Mountains in The Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
Mountains in The Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

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A dizzying bird′s eye view of the Eiffel tower in Paris.
A dizzying bird's eye view of the Eiffel tower in Paris.

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Hills on Canada′s Cypress County prairie lands resemble the face of a native American.
Hills on Canada's Cypress County prairie lands resemble the face of a native American.
Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano on the European mainland. Its last eruption was in 1944. Naples, Italy.
Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano on the European mainland. Its last eruption was in 1944. Naples, Italy.
Cotton-like clouds cruising over the Amazon rainforest. Amazonas, Brazil.
Cotton-like clouds cruising over the Amazon rainforest. Amazonas, Brazil.
Remarkably disciplined Dutch-German Baroque garden made by Electress Sophie. Hannover, Germany.
Remarkably disciplined Dutch-German Baroque garden made by Electress Sophie. Hannover, Germany.
Water reservoir in the Kibray district outside of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Water reservoir in the Kibray district outside of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Human made “signs” in New Bežanija cemetery. Belgrade, Serbia.
Human made “signs” in New Bežanija cemetery. Belgrade, Serbia.
Artful sands of the Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.
Artful sands of the Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.
The desert landscape of Pershing, Nevada resembles a partially constructed Death Star from above.
The desert landscape of Pershing, Nevada resembles a partially constructed Death Star from above.

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