Mass.gov promotes state bike paths with photo taken in New Zealand

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 BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A snafu on the Mass.gov blog promoted bike paths in Massachusetts with a photo of New Zealand.

The picture featured a bike path sheltered by trees along crystal blue waters. It's scenic, but not in Massachusetts. According to the Boston Globe, the photo was taken in Auckland.

Apparently information from the photo identifies it as an image that can be downloaded from two stock photo websites. A Google search shows that Australian and New Zealand media outlets have used the same image for content on their websites.

Mass.gov officials have not commented.