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Home of the strange: The incredibly bizarre world!

July 24, 2015 08:36 IST

15 photographs that prove we live in an odd, odd world!

A cosplay fan poses in character as an alien at the London Film and Comic-Con in London, Britain. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

A participant of the Castle Party festival displays her costume at castle in Bolkow, southwestern Poland. The annual festival features around 50 musicians and artists playing on various stage Gothic rock and other styles of the dark music subculture. Outside Germany, it is one of the biggest festival with this genre of music, the event attracts regular international audience of up to 5000, the organisers said. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Participants take a boat tour during the World Congress of Santas in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photograph: Scanpix Denmark/Sara Gangsted

An exotic dancer performs during the ‘Sexo and Entertainment’ adult exhibition in Mexico City. Exotic dancers, strippers and adult movie actors and actresses present new trends of the erotic and porn industry at the three-day event. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

A participant tests a robot soccer player before a competition at the RoboCup 2015, at an exhibition centre in Hefei, Anhui province, China. Over 2,000 people have registered to join the RoboCup in Hefei this year which will be held from July 19 to July 23, local media reported. Photograph: Reuters

Observers take pictures as an extreme cycling enthusiast performs a stunt with a bicycle before falling into the East Lake in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

A man enjoys a ride on a 350-metre (1,148 feet) long water slide during 2015 City Silde Festa in central Seoul, South Korea. A 350 metre-long waterslide has been installed in downtown of Seoul, the longest waterslide to be recorded in Korea, according to local media. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

Health enthusiasts dance to high tempo music as they participate in a Guinness World Records attempt for the largest Zumba class held along the main streets of Mandaluyong city, metro Manila. Mandaluyong city achieved the Guinness World Records for the largest Zumba class with an official tally of 12,975 people simultaneously doing Zumba, overthrowing CebuCity’s record of 8,232 people held in October 2014, a Guinness World Records official said. Photograph: Lorgina Minguito/Reuters

A child cools off in The Bosque Fountain in New York’s Battery Park. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Participants prepare for their performance backstage during a Latin dance competition in Tel Aviv, Israel. Some 66 dancers took part in the contest on Saturday, selecting a winning couple to represent Israel in the finals of The World Latin Dance Cup, which will be held at the end of the year in Miami. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Revellers take part in the annual ‘Naval Battle’ of Vallecas in Madrid, Spain. The slogan for this year’s water battle is ‘Get wet for Alfon, freedom for Alfon’, referring to Alfonso Fernandez Ortega, a Vallecas resident who was sentenced to four years in prison in June. The festival was started spontaneously in 1981 when some neighbours started to throw water at one another due to high temperatures during the Virgen del Carmen Festival. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Workers are pictured behind a portrait of Vincent Van Gogh made up entirely of plants as part of a labyrinth made of some 8,000 sunflowers in Mons, Belgium, marking the city's celebrations as European capital of culture. The sunflowers were chosen to honour Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh’s well known painting, and cover 3,000 square metres on the city’s main market square. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Finnish gymnasts perform The Swan show at the Gymnaestrada’s Midnight Sun Special at the Olympic stadium in Helsinki. Photograph: Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva/Reuters

A woman dressed in red, white and blue watches the main Orange demonstration during the Twelfth of July parade in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held annually. It celebrates the victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Female circus students practice for a performance at Phare Ponleu Salpak in Battambang, Cambodia. Phare Ponleu Salpak is an organisation providing free education and artistic training to Cambodian children. Photograph: Taylor Weidman/Getty Images