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Shocking Aerial Images Of The Foreclosure Crisis (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 10/07/10 01:53 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:55 PM ET

For a different perspective on the foreclosure crisis, take a look at America's wounded housing market from above.

Courtesy of Google Earth shots first compiled in this terrific Boston.com gallery, we've gathered aerial views from the some of the areas that have been the most impacted by the housing boom and bust.

As you'll see from the images below, the foreclosure crisis has created ghost towns across Florida, Nevada and California -- or stopped huge housing developments before they were even started. Check out these rather disturbing aerial views of the housing crisis below:

(Ron Wilson contributed to this piece.)


Rotunda West In Charlotte County, Florida
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An unfinished section of cul-de-sac developments in Charlotte County, Florida. According to RealtyTrac, compared to the same period last year, foreclosures rose 40% in July in the Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Charlotte County's foreclosure rate rose 61 percent.
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