Azura's mother, Saira, said she was shocked by the fuss the photo had generated. "A couple of people on the road mentioned to me a few weeks ago that they had seen a picture of a girl lying on the floor on our street," the 43-year-old youth worker said. "I assumed it was my daughter because she is always playing around on the pavement. ... I never really thought one picture would cause such a commotion." Jokingly, she added, "I wish she was that quiet all the time."
Google told local newspaper the Worcester News that it couldn't comment on any individual image, but said that its vehicles -- which take pictures with roof-mounted cameras -- sometimes "inadvertently capture odd or inappropriate moments as they drive past."
And the company's camera cars have caught plenty of bizarre goings-on since they started taking panoramic photos of towns and cities in 2007. Here's a rundown of the weirdest street scenes snapped by Google.
The Horse Boy
A man wearing a brown and white horse-head mask, fetchingly offset with a purple sweater, became an instant Internet sensation after Street View snapped him standing in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. The reverse centaur was soon spotted elsewhere, cycling through an English suburb and even rocking out at a German music festival.
Could a Viking slay a samurai? Two heavily costumed role players were attempting to resolve that quandary when a Google car cruised past their mock sword fight on the corner of Pittsburgh's Samsonia Way. The 2008 showdown was part of a citywide scene created by two artists, who also installed a marching band and firemen rescuing a toy cat from a tree on Street View's route.
The Man In White
Who is this mysterious figure, swaddled in white and seated on the corner of Paris' Villa Poissonniere and Rue Polonceau? We think he bears a striking resemblance to the bandage- and sunglasses-bedecked Invisible Man featured in the 1933 movie adaptation of H.G. Wells' creepy classic.
The Man in Red and White
It's a question that's echoed down the ages: Where's Waldo? Well, for a while he was standing outside of a cell phone store on London's Putney High Street, according to Street View. Sadly, Google pulled the shot awhile ago, although if you check up and down the road, you can still catch a distant glimpse of Waldo's signature striped jumper.