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PHOTOS: The odd, odd world we live in

June 22, 2016 07:54 IST

This week's collection of unbelievably unusual images that show it's an odd, odd world we live in.

A participant dressed as a mermaid goes to swim in the beach after taking part in the annual Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn, New York. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters


Employees of a company and their families play a friendly game of bubble bump soccer at the University of the Philippines school campus in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters


A contestant performs during a living statue contest in downtown San Salvador, El Salvador. Photograph: Jose Cabezas/Reuters


Cyclists participate in the World Naked Bike Ride, which organisers say is a protest against reliance on cars and oil, in downtown Mexico City, Mexico. Photograph: Tomas Bravo/Reuters


An employee trims a teddy bear into the fur of a dog at a pet shop, in Tainan, Taiwan. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters


Participants take part in the Guinness World Record for the "largest gathering of people dressed as ghosts at a single venue" prior to the "Ghostbusters" red carpet and Guinness World Record event at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Photograph: Dave Mangels/Getty Images


Participants compete during the 'Festival of Possibilities', an annual sports, fitness and dancing event for people aged over 55, in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters


Professional body artist Dino Helvida (R), 27, inspects Kaitlin, 28, from the United States, as she is suspended from hooks pierced through her skin in Zagreb, Croatia. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters


Musafir, a pet monkey, eats a Jalebi sweet on a pavement in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters


Participants compete in the "Mud Day Race" extreme run competition at El Goloso military base, outside Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters