Giant sinkholes

A car lies in a sinkhole in the road outside the Crimean capital Simferopol

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A sinkhole, also known as a sink, sinkhole, shakehole, swallet, swallow hole, or doline, is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer.

See some of these images from around the world of giant sinkholes caused by heavy rain, earthquakes and even a meteorite crash. (Reuters)

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