New images from December 19 show the Downtown Holiday Market in full swing. Image by Google.

Google Maps now has brand new satellite images for the Washington region. The new photos, from December 19, 2016, show a cutting-edge view of our city.

The new images only appear with certain settings. If you're viewing in the default settings, you still get older photos. Here are instructions for how to change your browser settings to get the new imagery.

Also, the new pictures only cover part of the region; imagery for the Dulles Airport Metro station, for example, is from April.

Here are some highlights

The Georgia Avenue bus lanes, in all their red glory:

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture:

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Construction at Capitol Crossing, atop I-395:

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Preparations for inauguration on Pennsylvania Avenue. And are those moving trucks on the White House driveway?

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MGM casino at National Harbor:

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Takoma-Langley Crossroads transit center:

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The Wharf, at the Southwest Waterfront:

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And finally, the hole where the Washington Post used to be:

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What else can you find that's new?

Cross-posted at BeyondDC.

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Dan Malouff is a transportation planner for Arlington and professor of geography at George Washington University, but blogs to express personal views. He has a degree in urban planning from the University of Colorado and lives in northeast DC. He runs BeyondDC and contributes to the Washington Post .