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A Google Earth View of Morocco. (Google Earth View)

In pictures: Stunning Google Earth View images show our planet at its most spectacular

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK

Breathtaking new images from Google Earth View display our planet landscapes at their most spectacular.

The new platform, a database of topography, has released 1,000 new images that capture the magnificence of our planet in all it’s glory.

From the elegance of Barcelona’s architecture to the striking mountain ranges of Tibet, a birds eye view of London and the deserts of Somalia, Planet Earth looks more beautiful than ever before.

The stunning images can be used as wallpapers on Android, as screensavers for Chromecast and Google Home and can be saved for use on your desktop.

Writing in a blog post, Google Earth product manager Gopal Shah said:"Earth View started simply enough - a curiosity pursued by the curious. Over the decade, that tiny seed sprouted several limbs, and today this imagery has been seen by millions of people the world over,"

"Earth View has the power to elevate our minds from our tiny screens to outer space -- the landscapes that materialise when you open a new tab or unlock your phone punctuate your day with a global looking glass.

“My hope then is this funny, little project -- along with Google Earth as a whole -- moves us to care more deeply about this strange but kaleidoscopically beautiful planet."