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2011 Special: Odd PHOTOS of the year - 1

Last updated on: December 7, 2011 12:50 IST

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Zukhro, an employee of the city zoo, walks with Vadik, an 18-month-old male lion, on the territory of the zoo in the capital Dushanbe. Employees take the lion from its cage to have a promenade along the territory two times a week while holding a piece of meat to attract Vadik's attention so it walks nearby. 

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Photographs: Nozim Kalandarov/Reuters

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A man talks on his cell phone after taking part in the 10th Annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York City. The event, organised by Improv Everywhere, involves participants who strip down to their underwear as they go about their normal routine.

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Photographs: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

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Zoo performer Theerapone Manolai smiles as he puts his head between the jaws of a crocodile during a performance for tourists at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo, near Bangkok.

Kanthida Jantanct and Theerapone, both 28, from the province of Chaiyaphum, who have been crocodile performers at the zoo for almost ten years, earn at least 30,000 Baht (1,000 USD) per month for performing shows for at least 2,000 tourists, three times a day, to support their family.    

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Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters

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Visitors view 'La DS' by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco at the Tate Modern gallery in central London. The classic Citroen car was sliced into thirds and forms one piece of the major retrospective of Orozco's work which shows until the end of April.

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Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

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A skier sits in a chairlift as Switzerland's Air Force national flight team Patrouille Suisse fly their Northrop F-5E 'Tiger' aircraft during an air show in front of the Eiger and over the men's Alpine skiing World Cup downhill course at the Lauberhorn in Wengen.

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Photographs: Pascal Lauener/Reuters

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A baby is baptised during a mass baptism ceremony in Tbilisi. More than 500 children were baptised by the Georgian Orthodox church during the 15th mass baptism ceremony at the country's main Holy Trinity cathedral.

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Photographs: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

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Karima Delli, a French member of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, is disguised as a man to mark International Women's Day as she takes part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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Photographs: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

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A man grooms a poodle during the final day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, central England. 

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Photographs: Darren Staples/Reuters

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A gaucho rides an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of "Criolla" (Creole) Week in Montevideo April. Gauchos from all over the country and neighboring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider.

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Photographs: Andres Stapff/Reuters

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A trained monkey wears a mask during a Topeng Monyet (Monkey Mask) show, a traditional Indonesian street performance, in east Jakarta. Karmini, a monkey trainer who has four trained monkeys, said his group can collect $10 a day for their performance.  

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Photographs: Beawiharta/Reuters

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Men load a mini car in central London 

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Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters
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Ivan Stoiljkovic carries an iron stuck to his chest in front of his home in Heresin near Koprivnica, some 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of the capital Zagreb.

Ivan, 6, has an extraordinary talent: the ability to attract metallic objects -- from spoons to heavy frying pans -- to his body. He is said to be able to carry up to 25 kg of metal stuck to his torso.

Ivan's family also claims that his hands can emit heat and his mysterious ability has also given him healing powers. Medical checkups so far have reaped inconclusive results.

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Photographs: Nikola Solic/Reuters

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Simone Arrigoni of Italy attempts to set an apnea diving record, pushed by two dolphins named Paco and Marco, in Torvaianica near Rome. Arrigoni completed 13 loops in 1 minute and 53 seconds to set a new record. 

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Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

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A newborn baby rests in a box, listening to music played through earphones in Saca Hospital in Kosice, east Slovakia. The hospital uses music as therapy for newborn babies when they are separated from their mothers. 

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Photographs: Petr Josek/Reuters

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A man with a cat on his head walks outside 71 Broadway in lower Manhattan where former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is living under house arrest in New York City.

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Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters

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Boats gather around a sculpture of a mermaid at the 'Alster' lake in Hamburg.  

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Photographs: Morris Mac Matzen/Reuters
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Spain's Princess Letizia (L) looks on as a member of the honour guard is assisted after passing out during a parade before the arrival of Britain's Prince Charles at the Pardo Palace outside Madrid. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are in Spain for an official visit.

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Photographs: Andrea Comas/Reuters

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Drag queens tussle as they run on Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach during the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras drag race.

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Photographs: Tim Wimborne/Reuters

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A crane eats a fish from a tub of fish at a wholesale market at a fish harbour in Mumbai. 

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association perform atop bamboo ladders during a New Year demonstration by the fire brigade in Tokyo.


Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

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