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PHOTOS: The wonderfully weird world around us!

February 11, 2016 08:03 IST

Ten images that show it’s an odd, odd world we live in.

Participants take part in the annual Great Pancake Race in aid of London’s Air Ambulance in London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

A participant is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea. Dressed up as Middle Age kings’ guards, a group of men ride in a horse-drawn carriage and pelt ‘foot soldiers’ with oranges as thousands of people gather to re-enact a Middle Age battle when the townsfolk of Ivrea overthrew an evil king. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

A model dressed in an outfit made with chocolate presents a creation at the Brussels ‘Le Salon du Chocolat’ chocolate fair. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

German Krasitsky, a cameraman from Russia, dressed as movie character Captain Jack Sparrow, carries his bride Anastasiya in his arms during their wedding ceremony near a registry office in the southern city of Stavropol, Russia. Krasitsky dressed as the Pirates of the Caribbean character and picked the film for the theme of his wedding as a surprise to his bride. Photograph: Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters

Children watch their classmates pour cold water on themselves as part of a health and fitness program at a local kindergarten in subzero temperatures, in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

A man covers the face of a woman with talcum powder during ‘El Dia de los Polvos’ (Powder Day) festival in Tolox, near Malaga, southern Spain. During the carnival, it is traditional, especially for young people, to hurl talcum powder at each other until they are completely covered with it. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

People interact with the winning Times Square Valentine Heart Design ‘Heart of Hearts’ by Collective-LOK in New York City. The public art installation, as part of Times Square Arts, will be on view through March 6. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

A monkey catches knives as it balances on a board during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village, Xinye county of China’s central Henan province. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Clowns attend the 70th anniversary Clown Church Service at All Saints Church in Haggerston in London, England. Clowns attended the service in memory of Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837), the most celebrated English clown who was born in London. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

To kick-start the world’s biggest celebration of our planet, Raymond Blanc OBE dines by candlelight with a symbolic panda to show his support for WWF's Earth Hour. Photograph: Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images for WWF-UK