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Gallery: Obama inauguration - a satellite's view

Google showed off its GeoEye-1 satellite by releasing hi-res images from President Obama's inauguration Tuesday. The satellite will soon produce images for Google Maps and Google Earth.

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Google showed off its GeoEye-1 satellite by releasing hi-res images from President Obama's inauguration Tuesday. The images were taken as GeoEye-1 orbited the Earth - 423 miles above the event. The satellite will soon produce images for Google Maps and Google Earth.

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GeoEye Satellite Image

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GeoEye could recognize images as small as 16-inches wide, however, U.S. licensing restrictions limit GeoEye to half-meter ground resolution. This image was cropped by CNET News.com and is displayed in full resolution after you click.

GeoEye Satellite Image

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A cropped look at the Washington Monument.

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A closer, full-sized view.

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Another full view.

GeoEye Satellite Image

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