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A collection of sinkholes

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  • Workers block off the site of a sinkhole which occured overnight on Shiliuzhuang road, in Beijing on April 26, 2011. A section of the road collapsed beneath a truck, slightly injuring the driver and a passenger, who both jumped out the vehicle beforeit sank into the hole, as an authoritiy suspects the hole was caused by the construction of a subway line. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • TAICHUNG, TAIWAN: A man at Taichung Port, 170-km southwest of Taipei, looks at a quake-opened sinkhole, 25 September 1999, that is filled with molasses spilled from nearby storage tanks destroyed in the September 21 earthquake. Officials say it will take three to six months to put three wharves back into operation. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • SANTA MONICA, UNITED STATES: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power personnel inspect the damage done to Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica after a broken water main collapsed a block long part of the street creating the largest sinkhole in recent memory in Los Angeles county 30 December, 2002. Sinkholes caused by water eroding the foundation of streets are a continual problem in Los Angeles. AFP PHOTO Mike NELSON (Photo credit MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • INDUSTRY, PA - JANUARY 11: Workmen stand outside a 30 foot deep sinkhole that appeared in a busy street in Industry, a suburb east of downtown Los Angeles early 11 January. A motorist drove into the hole but was rescued with minor injuries by a resident of the area. After the rescue a slab of concrete fell over the car, burying it. The hole is growing as rain water from a broken sewer pipe undermines the area where the hole is located. (COLOR KEY: Raincoat is yellow.) (Photo credit CARLOS SCHIEB
  • ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 12: A sinkhole measuring 150 feet wide and about 60 feet deep is shown June 12, 2002 a day after it opened near the Woodhill Apartments in Orlando, Florida. The sinkhole swallowed trees, pipelines and a section of sidewalk. (Photo by Chris Livingston/Getty Images)
  • This picture taken on January 28, 2013 shows workers using machinery to fill in a sinkhole that buildings collapsed into near a subway construction site in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province. The hole measured about 1,000 square feet across and was around 30 feet deep, but no one was killed, according to a state media report. TOPSHOTS CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A man inspectas a sinkhole formed in a house on July 19, 2011 in the north of Guatemala City. When neighbors heard the loud boom overnight they thought a cooking gas canister had detonated. Instead they found a deep sinkhole the size of a large pot inside a home in a neighborhood just north of Guatemala City. The sinkhole was 12.2 meters (40 feet) deep and 80 centimeters (32 inches) in diameter, an AFP journalist who visited the site reported. Police, members of the country's natural disaster of
  • CHEVY CHASE, MD - DECEMBER 3: Utlity workers examine the scene of a car caught in a sinkhole caused by a broken water main, which collapsed part of Friendship Blvd. on December 3, 2010 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. No one was reported injured in the accident. (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)
  • Workers use excavators to fill in a sinkhole which occured overnight on Shiliuzhuang road, in Beijing on April 26, 2011. A section of the road collapsed beneath a truck, slightly injuring the driver and a passenger, who both jumped out the vehicle beforeit sank into the hole, as an authoritiy suspects the hole was caused by the construction of a subway line. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LA JOLLA, CA - OCTOBER 3: A massive, approximately 200' x 240', sinkhole opens up and tears apart the pavement of Soledad Mountain Road, October 3, 2007 in the Mount Soledad neighborhood of La Jolla near San Diego, California. The landslide has damaged or destroyed reportedly 6 homes and forced the evacuation of at least 20 others. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images)
  • CHEVY CHASE, MD - DECEMBER 3: A car sits in a sinkhole caused by a broken water main, which collapsed part of Friendship Blvd. on December 3, 2010 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. No one was reported injured in the accident. (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)
  • An aerial view photo shows sinkholes created by the drying of the Dead Sea, near Kibbutz Ein Gedi, on November 10, 2011. The Dead Sea is one of the sites candidate of other 28 sits in a international online campaign votes to select the new Seven Wonders of World Heritage Sites. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 8: A 22-ton Los Angeles Fire Department fire truck protrudes from a sinkhole on September 8, 2009 in the Valley Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Firefighters were dispatched to investigate an early morning call about flooding on a residential street when the driver saw a large amount of water in the darkness. The driver was backing up when the truck fell into the sinkhole, apparently caused by a broken 6-inch cast iron pipe. The firefighters were not h
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 8: A 22-ton Los Angeles Fire Department fire truck protrudes from a sinkhole on September 8, 2009 in the Valley Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Firefighters were dispatched to investigate an early morning call about flooding on a residential street when the driver saw a large amount of water in the darkness. The driver was backing up when the truck fell into the sinkhole, apparently caused by a broken 6-inch cast iron pipe. The firefighters were not h
    
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Photos of sinkholes from around the world.

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