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The odd, odd world we live in!

May 18, 2016 08:19 IST

This week’s collection of unbelievably unusual images from across the world.

A protester takes part in a demonstration against tax havens in London. The protest, organised by Oxfam, Action Aid and Christian Aid, turned part of Trafalgar Square into a ‘tropical tax haven’ to highlight tax dodging as an international corruption summit hosted by David Cameron was held in nearby Lancaster House. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images


Participants attend the Victorian Picnic on the first day of the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival in Leipzig, Germany. The annual event draws approximately 20,000 enthusiasts from all over Europe from Goth, Cybergoth, Steampunk, Rivethead and Punk influences. The four-day festival includes performances by 200 bands as well as cultural outings, including cemetery strolls and cathedral sermons. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images


A man smokes marijuana during a global March for marijuana in Medellin, Colombia. Photograph: Fredy Builes/Reuters


A man pulls the front body of a mini-truck on a camel cart in Ahmedabad. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters


A man competes during ‘The Strong Race’, endurance event involving elements of running, agility and strength, in Kegums, Latvia. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters


Employees at Goopal Group take a nap in their seats after lunch, in Beijing, China. Office workers sleeping on the job is a common sight in China, where a surplus of cheap labour can lead to downtime at work. But in China’s technology sector, where business is growing faster than many start-up firms can hire new staff, workers burn the midnight oil to meet deadlines and compete with their rivals. Some companies provide sleeping areas and beds for workers to rest during late nights. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters


A woman enjoys a mint julep before the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Photograph: Kramer Caswell/Louisville Courier-Journal via USA TODAY/Reuters

LED lights attached to pigeons leave light trails in the sky while they fly as part of the ‘Fly by Night’ art installation by Duke Riley above the Brooklyn borough of New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/ Reuters


Tourists visit a Lego store during its opening ceremony, the company’s largest retail store in the world, near the Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters


A cash coin shape of door stands on a bridge in Jiangxia District in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Three words ‘Kai, Tong, Bao’ are marked on the ten-meter-high door which seems to copy from Kai Yuan Tong Bao, ancient Chinese coins in Tang Dynasty. Photograph: VCG/VCG via Getty Images


South Koreans walk beside colorful lanterns as they celebrate the forthcoming birthday of Buddha in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images


The Humpty Dumpty cake by Laura Elphick on display at Hyatt Hotel in Canberra, Australia. Photograph: Martin Ollman/Getty Images