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Paul Walker - Crash site where he died

Paul Walker - Crash site where he died

On November 30, 2013 the actor Paul Walker, age 40, and his good friend, race driver Roger Rodas, age 38, died at a car crash in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. The accident was on Hercules Street, Valencia, Santa Clarita, California. Walker starred in five of the six "Fast & Furious" films about illegal street racing and heists.
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Boston Marathon Bomber capture site

Boston Marathon Bomber capture site

In this boat behind the house on Franklin Street in Watertown the Boston Marathon Bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did hide after hard gunfire earlier friday 19. 2013. He was found after a neighbour to the house saw blood at the boat.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22228151
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Kunming bombings 2008

Kunming bombings 2008

Kunming bombs 2008
Bus bombing - Renmin Xi Lu and Changyuan Lu 21/07/2008 08:00
Bus bombing - Renmin Xi Lu 21/07/2008 07:00
Explosion kills bomber 10:40 24/12/2008
Reports: Links in kmz info
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The Costa Concordia incident

The Costa Concordia incident

The cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground and capsized 13 January 2012 off the island of Isola del Giglio, having leftthe port of Civitavecchia earlier that evening at the beginning of a seven-day cruise around the Mediterranean.

The ship finally came to rest in about 25 fathoms (150 ft; 46 m) of water at an angle of heel of about 80░. The ship has a 50-metre (160 ft) gash on ...
No rating yet01/19/201237,211Google Earth Logo
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Track the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Track the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Track the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht race in Google Earth.
No rating yet12/27/2011343Google Earth Logo

NORAD Santa Tracker

NORAD Santa Tracker

The annual NORAD Santa Tracker
Rating of 312/01/2011694Google Earth Logo

Culvert Drain where Moammar Gaddafi was captured

Culvert Drain where Moammar Gaddafi was captured

Gaddafi was discovered hiding here 20/10/2011 with several of his bodyguards in a drain underneath a road west of the city. He took refuge there after being targeted by a NATO airstrike while attempting to flee the city.
the location of the airstrike is 200 metres to the southeast of the drain location on the right side of the road
Rating of 2.510/24/20111,196Google Earth Logo
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ESOC Fun Run 2011

ESOC Fun Run 2011

Map of the ESOC Fun Run 2011, Aug 19th.
10 km will be run with two laps.
Elevation gain 12m.
No rating yet09/08/2011247Google Earth Logo
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2011 British Open

2011 British Open

Hole by hole mapping of the 2011 British Open, July 11-17.
No rating yet07/16/2011435Google Earth Logo
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Osamas Hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan

Osamas Hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan

The compound in the pakistani town of Abbottabad where Osama bin Laden was hiding and shot by U.S. Special Forces according to "Spiegel Online"
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,760053,00.html
Rating of 3.66666666605/03/20112,137Google Earth Logo
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Rally to Restore Sanity

Rally to Restore Sanity

An image overlay of the "Rally to Restore Sanity" held on October 30, 2010. Image provided by GeoEye.
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4th Annual Brews on the Bay Beer Festival

4th Annual Brews on the Bay Beer Festival

The San Francisco Brewers Guild will presents its seventh annual Brews on the Bay Beer Festival on September 11th and 12th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event takes place aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, the historic World War II Liberty ship docked at Pier 45 in San Francisco.

San Francisco Brewers Guild members participating in the festival include Gordon Biersch Brewery & Res...
No rating yet09/27/2010275Google Earth Logo
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San Bruno Fire - September 10, 2010

San Bruno Fire - September 10, 2010

One of the most common requests we get from users--literally thousands of times each month--is that we update or improve the imagery of a certain location in Google Earth and Maps. In order to provide the freshest, highest quality data possible, we partner with different organizations such as GeoEye, Spot Image, Infoterra, DigitalGlobe, the USDA, as well as national, city and county governments...
Rating of 509/14/20101,297Google Earth Logo

University of Washington Commencement 2010

University of Washington Commencement 2010

On Saturday, June 12, 2010, the University of Washington community will gather together in Husky Stadium to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2010.

With banners flying and playfully decorated caps on their heads, the degree candidates will take the field to the cheers and applause of nearly 40,000 family members and friends. The pageantry will continue with the entrance...
No rating yet09/03/2010492Google Earth Logo
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Crane collapse at oil refinery kills 4

Crane collapse at oil refinery kills 4

July 19, 2008 - Houston Ś One of the nation's largest mobile cranes collapsed at a Houston oil refinery Friday, killing four workers and injuring seven others in the latest of several fatal accidents that have raised concerns about the safety of construction cranes.

The 30-story-tall crane, capable of lifting 1 million pounds, fell over at a LyondellBasell refinery in southeast ...
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Loveparade 2010 Disaster, Duisburg

Loveparade 2010 Disaster, Duisburg

In this tunnel, 21 people died due to a mass panic at Loveparade Duisburg 2010.

ADMIN NOTE: Number of victims corrected in file since uploading.

Rating of 2.33333333307/29/20107,374Google Earth Logo
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Annual Freshwater Surf Carnival at Australia Day

Annual Freshwater Surf Carnival at Australia Day

The annual Surf Carnival held at Freshwater Beach.
No rating yet07/29/2010318Google Earth Logo
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Louisiana Oil Spill

Louisiana Oil Spill

NASA imagery (overlay) of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, just south of Louisiana. Updated April 30, 2010, to show multiple images of the spill as it creeps toward the Louisiana coast.
Rating of 204/27/201019,888Google Earth Logo
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Eyjafjallajokull

Eyjafjallajokull

There has been continuous extensive air travel disruption across large parts of Europe since the second eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallaj÷kull volcano on 14 April 2010, stranding millions of travellers.

The eruption occurred beneath glacial ice, and the cold water from melting ice chilled the lava quickly, causing it to fragment into glass, creating small glass particles that get...
Rating of 1.504/18/20103,161Google Earth Logo
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Place of the twin child murder in horgen arn switzerland

Place of the twin child murder in horgen arn switzerland

december 23rd 2007 someone killed two 7 year old twins while the father was sleeping. trial against the mother closes 23rd march 2010
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Imagery Layer for Haiti Earthquake -January 13, 2009

Imagery Layer for Haiti Earthquake -January 13, 2009

Google has been working with GeoEye over the last 24 hours to get fresh imagery from Haiti to help aid relief efforts. They've just released a KML file for it, which you're encouraged to download. The file is actually a network link, so Google can push additional imagery to you without having to release another KML.

The imagery is remarkably sharp, and shows some amazing scenes s...
Rating of 2.7501/14/20106,502Google Earth Logo

San Clemente Murder-Suicide

San Clemente Murder-Suicide

This is the location of the murder-suicide involving two women and two girls in San Clemente, California. See the Orange County Register article for more information:

http://www.ocregister.com/news/-224561--.html
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Dunblane Massacre

Dunblane Massacre

The Dunblane school massacre was a multiple murder-suicide which occurred at Dunblane Primary School in the Scottish town of Dunblane on 13 March 1996. Sixteen children and one adult were killed by the attacker, Thomas Watt Hamilton, before he committed suicide. It remains the deadliest single targeted mass murder of children in the history of the United Kingdom.

http://en.wikipedia...

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Worlds largest cruise ship on the way to Fort Lauderdale, FL

Worlds largest cruise ship on the way to Fort Lauderdale, FL

At 0:18AM local time here in Denmark worlds largest cruise ship MS Oasis of the Seas passed the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark after it left STX Europe, Shipbuilding in Turku, Finland the day before yesterday.

It's maiden voyage from Miami should be on december 1st. 2009.

It was a tough job for the captain to bring it through the bridge. The ship is 72 m (236 ft) hig...
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Duane Allman Crash Site

Duane Allman Crash Site

Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers was killed at this junction in a motorcycle accident only months after the summer release and great initial success of At Fillmore East
No rating yet10/05/2009586Google Earth Logo
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