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The man who used Google Earth to find his long-lost family


Saroo Brierley was only 5 when a train zoomed him hundreds of miles from home. It took 25 years and a technological revolution for him to get back

An Indian man separated from his family for 25 years has defied the odds by tracking them down — using little more than a vague recollection of his childhood and some help from Google Earth’s mapping technology. Here’s what you should know about one man’s miraculous journey home:

Full story at The Week.

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