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Images: Desert pinup ogled by Google Earth

Maxim magazine celebrates its 100th issue by building a giant billboard that's visible from satellites.

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Maxim magazine celebrated its 100th issue by building a 75-by-110-foot billboard featuring its cover image of Eva Longoria, billed as "TV's Sexiest Earthling." The billboard doesn't tower over a highway, however. It's flat on the ground so that it can be seen from a satellite.

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showgirl push pins

It took 25 hours to print the magazine cover on a vinyl mesh windscreen. A nine-person team worked 15 hours to assemble it on the ground using 125 stakes and 2,400 feet of airline cable.

Showgirls pose as push pins to hold down the billboard.

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Zooming out to see the "Desperate Housewives" star's place in the desert.

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Las Vegas

Maxim magazine teamed with the city of Las Vegas to build the giant poster, in a desert location southwest of the city.

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