Google Maps displayed the location of the Paris tragedy when people searched for 'Daesh'

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Up until Monday, when a user searched for 'daesh,' Google Maps displayed the Bataclan theater in Paris, the site where three gunman terrorized people at an Eagles of Death Metal concert, Bild reported.

"Daesh," is an abbreviation for stands for al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham, the Arabic name for the Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL).

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Here's what users found when they typed in 'daesh':

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And here's what people saw when they typed in the French word for "bomb":

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