SLIDESHOW: The strangest sights in Google Earth

Mapping software Google Earth turns the planet into a massive scavenger hunt for weird, wacky, and the unexplained. Here are a few of the things that keep us scratching our heads.

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This satellite view of what CBS news called "hell on earth" in a 60 Minutes exposé is as close as you might want to get to the beach of Bhatiari, Bangladesh ( 22°26'4.44"N, 91°43'46.32"E) (see it on Google Maps), where hundreds of cashiered luxury liners and no-longer-useful cargo ships come to die and be dismembered.What you can't see in this satellite snapshot are the thousands of workers who get paid a dollar a day to toil in the heat and toxic boat waste salvaging steel, copper, and ship parts. The inset image on the right of the slide is from Flickr user naquib. And speaking of maritime graveyards, here is where U.S. Navy mothballs some of its fleet near Benicia, California (38° 3'55.21"N 122° 6'15.96"W) (see it in Google Maps).

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