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PHOTOS: The weird, crazy things people do!

Last updated on: September 05, 2013 12:31 IST

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A collection of odd photos from around the world in recent days  

A participant attempts to control his craft during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2013 competition on the outskirts of Moscow. Enthusiasts competed to fly the longest distance in self-made aircraft in an attempt to win the Flugtag contest.  

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Photographs: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

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The unfinished InTempo apartment towers, Europe's tallest residential building at 200 metres (650 ft) high when finished, is seen in the Spanish eastern coastal village of Benidorm near Alicante.

According to Spanish local media, an alleged planning error left the 47-floor towers with lifts for 20 floors, and the construction firm's 92 million Euro credit was taken over by Spain's bad bank Sareb. 

 

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Photographs: Heino Kalis/Reuters

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A man runs up the "gostra", a pole covered in grease, during the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian's, outside Valletta August 25, 2013.

In the traditional "gostra", a game stretching back to the Middle Ages, young men, women and children have to make their way to the top and try to uproot one of the flags to win prizes. From May to September in Malta, there is hardly any weekend when a town or a village is not celebrating the feast of its patron saint or other saints revered in different churches.

 

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Photographs: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

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A reveller lies in tomato pulp after the annual "Tomatina" (tomato fight) in the Mediterranean village of Bunol, near Valencia. The origin of the tomato fight is disputed - everyone in Bunol seems to have a favourite story - but most agree it started around 1940, in the early years of General Francisco Franco's dictatorship.  

 

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Photographs: Heino Kalis/Reuters

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A man reacts as a performer dressed in a Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur costume walks next to him during a publicity event in central Sydney August 28, 2013.

The performance was a promotion for an upcoming exhibition at the Australian Museum titled 'Tyrannosaurs -- Meet the Family' which showcases ancestors of the Tyrannosaurus rex, with more than 10 life-size dinosaur specimens on display.   

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Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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Aurora, a three-year-old female polar bear, plays with a plastic bottle in a pool in its new open air cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo on the suburbs of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

Aurora and her sister, Victoria, were found without their mother in Russia's Taymyr Peninsula on the Arctic Ocean coast in May 2010, and were later brought to the zoo in Krasnoyarsk. A zookeeper is planning to encourage breeding between Aurora and Felix, a male polar bear who was also found on the wildlife Russian Arctic Wrangel Island, a zoo representative said. 

 

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Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

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A competitor crawls through mud water during a Fighters' Run competition in Zanka, 150 km west of Budapest.

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Photographs: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

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A man drives an improvised tractor with 12 brooms tied in the rear, as he tries to clean a road in Mohe, Heilongjiang province. 

 

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Photographs: Reuters

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A woman plays with her dog during a demonstration against animal abuse in San Jose.

Thousands of people took part in a protest to demand that the parliament approve a law to criminalize animal abuse, according to local media. 

 

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Photographs: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters
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A Chinese flag is seen as Liu Wanyong performs on his invention, an improvised bicycle which is held afloat by plastic tubes, in Zhenning, Guizhou province.

Liu, 52, is a grassroots inventor who mostly creates things that are related with the traditional village lives of the ethnic minority people in Guizhou. Picture taken August 29, 2013.

 

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Photographs: Reuters

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A sculpture entitled 'Floating Heavenly Palace' by Taiwanese artist Li Chen is displayed at the place Vendome in Paris September 3, 2013. Twelve monumental pieces are exhibited from September 2 to September 29. 

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Photographs: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

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Tadahiro Kanemasu aka the 'Carry-Your-Pram-Ranger' carries a woman's shopping cart at the station in Tokyo.

In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers. 

 

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Photographs: Yuya Shino/Reuters

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A combination photo shows participants making faces during the 'Concurso de Feos' (Ugly Competition) at the Aste Nagusia (Great Week) fiestas in Bilbao, Spain.

The nine-day festivities, first celebrated in 1978, features live music, sports, circuses, bullfights, fireworks, large doses of drinking and late nights.
 

 

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Photographs: Vincent West/Reuters

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A heavy metal fan drinks beer as he sits in a so-called 'Wacken Taxi' during the 24th Wacken Open Air Festival in downtown Wacken.

 

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Photographs: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters
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Stacy, 19, from Belgium, poses with Stefy, her life-like 'Reborn Baby' doll, outside Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem's workshop, called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea, in La Louviere, southern Belgium.

'Reborn Babies' are disturbingly life-like baby dolls carefully crafted in vinyl, which have become swiftly popular mainly with collectors, but also with grieving parents and nostalgic grandparents. The dolls are created from a kit composed with the limbs and head made from vinyl and a trunk made from fabric which are painted several times to create the skin tone of newborn babies, their natural-looking hair and eyelashes, and are weighed to make them feel as heavy as human babies when carried.

The cost of a 'Reborn Baby' varies between hundreds to thousands of euros and takes around 25 hours to be assembled together depending on the level of precision requested by people who "adopt" the dolls.

 

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Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters

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A woman reacts as racing crabs are about to be released at a pub called the 'Friend in Hand' in central Sydney.

Crab racing is held every night at several pubs across Sydney, with up to 30 crabs placed in the centre of a table and then being released to see which one reaches the edge of the table first and declared the winner. The events are popular mainly with overseas visitors who bet on the result to win t-shirts or glasses of beer.

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Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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Steve Westnedge plays his saxophone for a Leopard Seal known as Casey as part of a study on the animal's reactions to different sounds at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

Westnedge, who is also the zoo's elephant keeper, plays his saxophone next to the underwater viewing window to assist the study by researchers from the Australian Marine Mammal Research Centre. The seal occasionally responds with his own sounds, depending on the time of year, which are normally used when wanting to attract mates or establish territories.    

 

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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Diving instructors play mahjong in a swimming pool in Xiangtan, Hunan province.

According to local media, the trainers re-invented the game of mahjong by playing it under water in a 5.5-metre-deep pool to escape from the summer heat, and since then more than 10 divers have been playing the game.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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A boy look at Minion and Amazon robot box toys in Toys Fair and Cosplay Competition at Grand City Mall in Surabaya, Indonesia. Cosplayers put on unusual make-up, dress in home-made costumes and act out classic scenes from the super hero cartoons or games. 

 

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Photographs: Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images

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