Google has introduced a new algorithm that erases faces in all their street view imagery. Though I haven't seen it mentioned it also seems to erase license plates too. Anyway, it also seems to be erasing faces off of some posters and advertising. In this shot it shows the signature fuzzy blob that results. If you move a step further up the street towards the poster it isn't erased and is clearly the Dali Lama.
Satellite Problems, Art - Advertising, Signs, Billboards and Writing