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20 odd PHOTOS from a mad, mad world

August 20, 2014 09:35 IST

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Here's a collection of photographs that prove that it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world out there!

We begin with this photograph of fans jostling behind the quirky-looking singer, Lady Gaga as she arrived at the Narita international airport, east of Tokyo for the first step of her "ArtRave: The Artpop Ball" Asian tour.

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A floating sculpture named 'Alpha Turtle' is pictured in front of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The five-metre-tall and 15 metre-long sea turtle featuring a black and white rendering of coral reef structures was floated past the iconic Sydney landmarks to promote an undersea art exhibition at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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A lone house is seen at the construction site of an urban transformation project in Fikirtepe, an Istanbul neighbourhood in the Asian part of the city.

The house, known as "Lone house", belongs to a family who had refused to allow its demolition, bringing the project to a standstill for months. The owner of the house has finally reached an agreement with the construction firm behind the project, paving the way for the building's demolition, local media reported. 

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Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters

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A man poses on a tricycle near the site during the Feast of the La Paloma Virgin in Madrid, Spain

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Photographs: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

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Nine-year-old Gianpierre somersaults at a traffic junction in the San Borja district in Lima, Peru.

Gianpierre and his 11-year-old brother Renzo perform on streets to make a living from tips given by drivers, make an average of $7 a day between the two brothers. They work on the streets after school to help their parents, whom they live with, with household expenses.

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Photographs: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

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Students of Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School participate in a rehearsal for a stunt performance, which is part of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, at a stadium in Nanjing, Jiangsu province of China. A total of 520 students took part in the performance named "building the dream", which was performed during the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games on August 16, 2014

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Photographs: Reuters

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The moon is seen in the background as people ride upside down at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin. The fair started over 150 years ago and mixes agricultural exhibits with amusements rides. 

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Photographs: Jim Young/Reuters

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A costumed devotee takes part in a parade commemorating the Neku Jatra-Mataya festival, the festival of lights, in Lalitpur. Devotees celebrate the Buddhist festival which marks the victory of Sakyamuni Buddha over Mara, by praying for the souls of departed family members and holding parades throughout the city.

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Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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A tightrope walker performs between two spheres of the Atomium monument in Brussels. The 102-metre-tall (335-feet-tall) structure and its nine spheres, which was designed for Expo 58, is in the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal, magnified about 165 billion times. 

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Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters

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Workers stand next to a truck which is stuck in a large pit caused by a cave-in on a street in Wuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, August 14, 2014. According to Xinhua News Agency, the pit is about 40-square-metres wide and no casualty has been reported.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A guest looks into a 1973 Acoma Mini Comtesse during the Concours d'Lemons car show in Seaside, California. The event which "celebrates the oddball, mundane and truly awful of the automotive world" is held during the Pebble Beach Automotive Week that culminates with the Concours d'Elegance.

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Photographs: Michael Fiala/Reuters

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Passengers sit in the carriage of a subway train with floors decorated to resemble a basketball court to celebrate the ongoing 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China.

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Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters

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Revellers relax inside a 3-D Luminarium inflatable installation by British designer Alain Parkinson during Budapest's Sziget music festival on an island in the Danube River, Hungary.

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Photographs: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

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A participant pulls down a bicycle from the top of a greased pole during the "Panjat Pinang" event organised in celebration of Indonesia's 69th Independence Day at Ancol Dreamland Park in Jakarta on August 17. The annual event sees participants working together to reach the top of slippery poles where prizes are hung.

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Photographs: Beawiharta/Reuters

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A man takes pictures of a sculpture of a Chinese cabbage outside an ecological agriculture company in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Jockeys ride their horses at the start of the Palio of Siena horse race in Siena. Each July 2 and August 16, almost without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders have hurtled bareback around Siena's shell-shaped central square in a desperate bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child.

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Photographs: Stefano Rellandini /Reuters

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A competitor strikes a boule as he attends the square boules world championship in Cagnes. 330 competitors of different countries compete in this unique two days championship. 

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Photographs: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

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A mural painted by Belgian artist ROA is pictured in the village of Erriadh on Djerba, Tunisia, also known as the "Island of Dreams". About a hundred artists from 30 countries arrived on Djerba to participate in the "Djerba Hood" event, an open-air museum hosting the works of the artists.

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Photographs: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

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A forester participates in the 20th Belarus' Open Championship Woodcutter 2014, in the town of Osipovichi, southeast of Minsk. Belarussian foresters are preparing for the upcoming world championship which will be held during September in Switzerland. 

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Photographs: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

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People gather around a giant flower carpet at Brussels' Grand Palace. This year's theme for the flower carpet is Turkey and around 750,000 begonias were needed to create the 1,800 square meter flower carpet design, according to the event organisers.

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Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters

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