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Google Street View, now with penguins

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(Read caption) Google Street View now includes Antarctica. Here, a penguin colony is pictured in Antarctica.

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Ever wonder what the daily commute looks like for the winged residents of Antarctica? Try signing onto Google Maps. Beginning this week, the mapping service will roll out Street View service for Brazil, Ireland, and Antarctica, meaning that Street View imagery is now available for all seven continents. In a post announcing the additions to Google Maps, Google exec Brian McClendon encouraged users to "start exploring."

"We often consider Street View to be the last zoom layer on the map, and a way to show you what a place looks like as if you were there in person – whether you’re checking out a coffee shop across town or planning a vacation across the globe," McClendon wrote on the Google blog yesterday afternoon.

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