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IN PHOTOS: It's an odd world out there!

Last updated on: August 2, 2011 09:02 IST

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We bring you a collection of some of the odd moments from around the world in recent weeks.

Artist Roongrojna inflates air into the rear tyre of a motorcycle made from recycled materials of spare parts from cars and bicycles at a workshop in Bangkok.

Roongrojna, 54, creates his artworks from recycled spare parts from used cars, motorcycles as well as bicycles. With four shops in Bangkok named "Ko Art Shop", Roongrojna also exports his artworks to clients all over the world.

The bike pictured here has not been named yet, but it seems like the artist got his inspiration from the alien in the movie Alien vs Predator!

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Photograph: Sukree Sukplang /Reuters


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A reporter leans over the edge of the catwalk during the media preview for the "EdgeWalk" on the CN Tower in Toronto.

Participants are strapped in to a harness that is attached to a guard rail while walking around the catwalk on the structure 1,168ft off the ground.

The show costs $175 ( Rs 8,100 approximately).

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Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters


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Caretakers display newly hatched Philippine crocodiles at a crocodile farm in Manila. The Philippine crocodile, also known as the Mindoro crocodile, is a freshwater reptile considered to be among the endangered species.

Growing no more than 3 meters, they have a relatively broad snout and thick bony plates on its back(heavy dorsal armor).

Females are slightly smaller than males. Philippine crocodiles are golden-brown in color, which darkens as it matures.

There are probably less than 100 non-hatchling Philippine crocodiles surviving in the wild.

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Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters



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A diver surrounded by sardines performs Taekwondo during a promotional diving performance for summer vacation visitors at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea.

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. In Korean, tae means "to strike or break with foot"; kwon means "to strike or break with fist"; and do means "way", "method", or "art".

Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as "the art of the foot and fist" or "the art of kicking and punching."

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Photograph: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters


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A worker makes an iPhone case decorated with plastic models of sushi at Suetake Sample, a plastic food model maker, in Yokohama, near Tokyo J.

The company began producing iPhone cases decorated with plastic food models such as sushi and eel bowl since the end of last year. The prices of the handmade products vary from 2,000 - 4,000 yen (Rs 1,500 - 3,000) in domestic and oversee markets.

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Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon


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A young visitor looks at cows at an annual agricultural fair in Libramont.

The Libramont agricultural, forestry and agri-food fair is an open-air exhibition that welcomes almost 200,000 visitors, along with 1,500 exhibitors and brands, on a site covering 300,000 m every year.

It is a showcase for the rural world, which it presents from many different angles: machinery, livestock breeding, forestry, the agri-food industry, horticulture, research, education and culture. Every other year, it is followed by Forestry Days.

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Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters


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A paramilitary policeman cools himself down during a regular training session in Hefei, Anhui province, China.

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Photograph: Stringer/Reuters



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A youth watches a sports event in an area mainly inhabited by Roma ethnics in Bucharest, Romania.

Various NGOs organised sporting events in disadvantaged neighbourhoods to encourage sports for all and an active lifestyle in Romania, a country where one of the biggest Roma minority resides in Europe.

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Photograph: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters



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Team Breitling wingwalker Charlotte Voce performs, in advance of their appearance at Saturday's airshow at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, over the Firth of Forth in Scotland.

Performing acrobatics as they hurtle over Bournemouth seafront attached to 1940s Boeing Stearman biplanes, the Wingwalkers always produce some of the biggest gasps from the hundreds of thousands of people watching.

The big moment that is sure to wow the crowds is the remarkable manoeuvre that sees the girls leave the safety of their harness and sit on the leading edge of the wing, directly above the propeller, all while whizzing through the air at 100mph.

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Photograph: David Moir/Reuters



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Wasieef, a Maaz Al Shami (Damascene goat), which won the first prize for the "Most Beautiful Goat" title in the female category, is seen at the Mazayen al-Maaz competition in Amman.

This is the first goat competition held in Jordan.

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Photograph: Ali Jarekji/Reuters


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Romania's national rugby team player Stefan Ciuntu (C) stands in a bin filled with ice during recovery after a training session in Poiana Brasov mountain resort, 175 km north of Bucharest.

Romania will compete in the Rugby World Cup 2011 held in New Zealand, in Group B with England, Argentina, Scotland and Georgia.

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Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters



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An aid worker using an iPad films the rotting carcass of a cow in Wajir near the Kenya-Somalia border.

Since drought gripped the Horn of Africa, and especially since famine was declared in parts of Somalia, the international aid industry has swept in and out of refugee camps and remote hamlets in branded planes and snaking lines of white 4x4s.

This humanitarian, diplomatic and media circus is necessary every time people go hungry in Africa, analysts say, because governments -- both African and foreign -- rarely respond early enough to looming catastrophes.

Combine that with an often simplistic explanation of the causes of famine, and a growing band of aid critics say parts of Africa are doomed to a never-ending cycle of ignored early warnings, media appeals and emergency United Nations feeding - rather than a transition to lasting self-sufficiency.

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Photograph: Barry Malone/Reuters


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A 1929 Bugatti 49 (R) sports car driven by Joerg Koenig drives ahead of Alexander Vonow in a 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 sports car (front L) car through a steep turn during a race demonstration at the Offene Rennbahn cycling track in Zurich's Oerlikon suburb.

The Offene Rennbahn Oerlikon is one of the places to visit in Zurich. It's an old concrete race track built in 1912 for bicycle racing. It is used once a year for show runs with vintage race cars and motorcycles.

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Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters



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A souvenir vendor sells Eiffel tower models for tourists in front the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris

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Photograph:  Eric Gaillard/Reuters


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Kayapo Indians stand in a line during a ritual dance in a multiethnic village during the Meeting of Traditional Cultures of Chapada dos Veadeiros in Goias, Brazil.

The meeting is a celebration of Brazilian popular culture and the intersection between the various manifestations of traditional culture around the midwest and across the country.

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Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters



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A United States Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle patrols the skies above NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

as Space Shuttle Atlantis takes off on its final journey to the International Space Station.

The fighters, from the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., were enforcing the Federal Aviation Administration's temporary flight restriction area established around the cape.

Photograph: Ho New/Reuters


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