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Crazy images caught on Google Street View

From crazy camera glitches to timely pranks to elaborate performance art pieces, Google Street View has captured some surprising images.

Jessica Learish
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No fresh powder

Google Street View began in 2007 with coverage of just five cities. Over the past decade, the camera-equipped car, aerial drones and the on-foot trekkers have captured some interesting images from locations around the world.

For example, here's a picture of a skier on the very green slopes of Mont Blanc, near the border of France and Italy.

Originally published April 23, 2018 and updated as weird new Google Street View images are spotted. 

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Pigeon people

Here is a flock of pigeon-masked people on a sidewalk in Tokyo. 

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Two guys on a bike transporting a dentist chair

We kind of hope these two men in Dhaka, Bangladesh are operating a mobile dentist pop-up.

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What royal wedding?

This horse-drawn carriage in London is causing all the traffic.

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These creepy scarecrows

1000 scarecrows stand in a field in Finland. They're called "The Silent People," and they're the work of artist Reijo Kela. 

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Scuba guys

These two men in Bergen, Norway were dressed up in scuba gear just as the Google Street View car drove by.

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Smoking on a mailbox

Neither snow nor rain, nor men smoking cigarettes on the mailbox, nor gloom of night shall keep Manhattan's mail couriers from picking up your tax return on time.

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A seagull influencer

This daring seagull, photographed in Rockaway Park, Queens, wears white 365 days a year, even after Labor Day.

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This sharpshooter

Here's a scene, captured in Wallingford, Connecticut, of a man preparing to shoot an arrow at a can atop another man's head.

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When nature calls

When you gotta go, you gotta go. This man had to go while walking in La Paz, Mexico.

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A portrait of this artist

This painter in Kensington Gardens in London is capturing the scene the old-fashioned way. Street View captured him capturing the scene.

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He's everywhere

This man in India can be seen six times in the 360-degree image.

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This sneaky dog

This dog in Houston was caught snacking on discarded bagels.

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An alligator

Dogs aren't the only animals spotted by the Google Street View car. This alligator was hanging out near a rack of canoes in the Florida Everglades.

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And here's a bear getting ready for a fish dinner

A drone snapped a photo of a bear fishing in Kurile Lake in Russia.

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We found Rudolph

Maybe Santa's missing a reindeer. This one ran across the road in northern Norway at just the right moment for the Street View car to snap its picture.

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This cockatoo and its human

This Portland man took a relaxing summer stroll with a cockatoo perched on his hand.

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That's not a bear

This picture was taken outside a cabin on Fish Lakes Creek in Alaska.

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Pittsburgh performance art

Artist Ben Kinsley choreographed several vignettes on Sampsonia Way, in the Pittsburgh historic district, timed to coincide with the arrival of the Google Street View car in 2008. One of these vignettes was a parade with a marching band, a color guard team and...

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Look up!

...a confetti drop. 

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And just down the road...

Kinsley created a vignette of a mad scientist zapping two people into heart-eyed lovebirds.

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Look closely...

Those aren't humans waiting at the bus stop in Nagoro, Japan. Those are just a few of the hundreds of rag dolls created by Tsukimi Ayano as stand-ins for her former neighbors, who have either moved away from the village or died.

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AT-AT walker

This Raleigh, North Carolina house either has an AT-AT walker lawn ornament, or it's about to get blasted off the (Google) map by the Imperial ground forces.

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A horse enjoying a banana

This person in a horse mask and cozy bathrobe created this scene for the Street View vehicle in Victoria, British Columbia.

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A corn maze you can actually get lost in

You can enter the Edmonton Corn Maze in Alberta, Canada via Street View, but good luck finding your way out.

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The Stig at Loch Ness

The faceless "Top Gear" character, The Stig, was seen standing next to Loch Ness in Scotland.

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This woman walking in the middle of nowhere

This woman in a dress and heels was seen rolling a suitcase through the New Mexico desert, just outside of Roswell. There is nothing but desert for miles in either direction.

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This toilet-papered house

This Wisconsin home had been freshly pranked when the Google Street View car drove by.

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More pranks

Did someone order a sedan to go? This car in Santa Cruz, California was wrapped in plastic by local pranksters.

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This house on fire

The fire department in Sherwood, Arkansas put out this fire, but not before the Street View car captured their heroic efforts.

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A Welsh wedding

This wedding in Cardiff, Wales was photographed in 2008. By 2014, this location had been converted into a Subway sandwich shop.

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Wedding march, Kyoto style

Google Street View captured this bride and groom, trailed by their wedding guests, walking near the Shimogamo-Jinja Shrine in Kyoto, Japan.

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Nothing to see here

These terrifying Halloween decorations in Chicago were preserved for posterity. We checked twice to be sure this photo was taken in October.

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Feet that just kept walking

These cyclists in Poland were separated from their feet by a glitch in the camera.

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Someone is missing some legs

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Fancy meeting you here

These two Google Street View vehicles found each other in northern Argentina.

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They're everywhere

There were are a whole lot of Street View cars in Monterey, California in March of 2012.

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This cyclist dabbing for the camera

This cyclist found himself behind the Street View car in Victoria, Australia. So, he did what many people in December 2016 did to celebrate the presence of a camera: He dabbed all the way down the street.

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Four years, four white vans

Every time the Google Street View car passes by this corner in Belfast, Northern Ireland, there happen to be white utility vans ready for their close-up.

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Same corner, yet another van

Here's another van, photographed at the same corner in 2016.

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These Google employees

Working at Google has its perks. One is knowing just when the Street View car is going to pass. These people from the company's London office decided to organize a "flash mob" for the occasion.

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Diagon Alley

Here's an Easter egg for Harry Potter fans: You can take a stroll down Diagon Alley via Google Street View. The street is located inside of Warner Bros. Studio in London.

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Is this why they call it Black Canyon freeway?

This aptly-named Arizona freeway was photographed at night... or does it look like that all the time?

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Sea creature in San Diego

Here is someone -- or something -- dressed as a sea creature at Mission Beach in San Diego. 

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Cherry blossoms in Japan

This eye-catching cherry blossom is the main attraction at Maruyama Park in Kyoto, Japan. 

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The Field of Dreams

Here's the street view where the Kevin Costner-led classic Field of Dreams was filmed in Dyersville, Iowa. 

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Scuba diving

Here's an underwater shot of someone scuba diving near Jaco Island in East Timor. 

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Rocking out with a shovel guitar

A worker plays shovel guitar on the side of the road in Marseilles, Illinois.

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It's wheelie time

A motorcyclist pops a wheelie in Carrollton, Texas. 

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Deep sea wedding proposal

A man prepares to propose while out sailing in Italy. 

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Smelly cat

Here's a snapshot of a cat pooping in Tver Oblast, Russia. 

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The floating Ramones fan

A Google Street View glitch captures the upper body of a Ramones fan in New York. 

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Horses in Iceland

Three people are seen riding horses In the southern region of Iceland.

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Flipping the bird

A man gives the one-finger salute to the camera while sitting down in New York. 

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Bus cam

A Google Street View camera nearly captures the inside of a bus in Dakar, Senegal. 

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Up close and personal

Here's an extreme closeup of a man in Chicago. 

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Headless in Amsterdam

Another Google Street View glitch completely messes up this woman's head in Amsterdam. 

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