A selection of locations used to be obscured that are now available to see, such as The White House in Washington D.C, USA.

But some unexpected spots are still not possible to look at because the images have been pixelated by Google Maps.

One of these is the Marcoule Nuclear Site in France, which is mostly censored.

In a strange twist, the site hasn’t always been pixelated, and the Google Earth history tab reveals the entire facility in previous incarnations.

Marcoule is unusual in that many other nuclear power plants are visible on Google Earth

The most recent of these dates to March 2016. The current version blurs everything except the most western point of the plant.

Marcoule is the site of two tritium-producing nuclear reactors as well as the research into new reactor technology and the decommissioning of older nuclear facilities.

Marcoule is unusual in that many other nuclear power plants are visible on Google Earth – and why this French site is not has not been made clear.

Another European site unavailable to look at is Oorsprongpark in the Netherlands.

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Google Maps: Locations that are blurred and censored revealed

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Google Maps: Marcoule nuclear facility in France is pixelated although it is not clear why

This mysterious address, Oorsprongpark 8 at 3581 ET Utrecht, is currently blurred.

In older images it has been covered by a white box. The reason for this secrecy is unclear.

Even more intriguingly, the address can be seen from Google Street View, which reveals it to be an unassuming brick building.

Finally, Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan is blurred, although this may come as less of a surprise.

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Google Maps: This address is Utrecht in the Netherlands is blurred on Google Earth

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Google Maps: Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan is obscured and tricky to see clearly

Google Earth’s imagery has never been the clearest in the remote parts of Afghanistan, even before there was anything to hide.

After the invasion of the country in 2001, when British and American forces moved into the area, secrecy ensured clear images were even harder to obtain.

Camp Shorabak is a base that approximately 32,000 people live on. The British military started constructing an outpost in this region in 2005, northwest of the city of Lashkar Gah, approximately at the coordinates 31°51’59.38″N 64°11’43.67″E.

At the height of the war, this outpost consisted of the British Camp Bastion, the U.S. Marine base Camp Leatherneck, and housing for Afghan Army personnel.

It is now much reduced, but the imagery has not sharped, which could be linked to Taliban raids on Camp Bastion, in 2012, and Camp Sheehan, earlier this year, during which both U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers lost their lives.

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