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Google Launches Virtual White House Tour

April 3, 2012

Google's Street View lets anyone explore cities around the world, now the Internet company is partnering with the White House to give people a digital tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a program with Google Art Project to create a "virtual 360-degree tour" of the White House's public rooms.

"The White House isn't simply a home to First Families or meeting space for world leaders, it's also known as 'The People's House,' a place that should be open to everyone," First Lady Michelle Obama says in a video presentation on the Web site, according to a White House statement.

Google Art Project already uses Street View technology to provide virtual tours of museums.

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