Giant sinkholes

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 This Feb. 12, 2014 file photo shows a view of a sinkhole that opened up in the Skydome showroom at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. Eight display cars were swallowed by the hole. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr., File)

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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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