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Google Earth Image Update

Google have announced the latest image update for Google Earth. As always the locations affected have been announced in the form of a quiz:

1) This city is home to over 300 museums. Its flower is the bird of paradise and its tree is the coral tree.

Los Angeles

2) An historic landmark, this all wood luxury hotel was built in 1888.

Coronado Island near San Diego

3) This city's namesake was the Governor of Tennessee.


4) Many believe the Greek King Ulysses founded this modern day capitol city.

Lisbon, Portugal

5) Towering above many, this city is the 2nd highest capital on its continent.

Madrid, Spain

6) Considered the fashion capitol of the world, you can now visit this city with high-res imagery.

Milan, Italy

7) This is the city where Vegemite was invented and is now exclusively produced.

Melbourne, Australia (I'm not sure that Vegemite can claim to have been invented though - it was created as a copy of Marmite)

8) The cruise ship capitol of the world has gotten a fresh set of pixels.

Miami, Florida

9) The currency of this island is known as Manx.

Isle of Man

My guesses are in blue - but be warned I normally get a couple wrong.