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

Last updated on: December 3, 2011 11:56 IST

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

A musician plays an electronic keyboard during a joint opening ceremony of four new cable channels in Seoul on December 1.

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Albanian mosaic artist Saimir Strati, 45, works on his coffee bean mosaic with five characters which represent five continents, in Tirana. The theme of the mosaic is "One world, One family, One coffee". About a million coffee beans will be used to create the mosaic which Strati hopes will enter the Guinness World Records. The mosaic measures 25 square metres and will take 30 days to complete.


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A long-tailed macaque licks an ice cube with fruits encased in it during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, 150 km north of Bangkok. The festival provides food and drinks to the local monkey population, which numbers more than 2,000, to thank them for drawing tourists to the town.


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Waves break over the harbour wall in Holyhead, Wales. Rescuers have recovered three seamen after cargo vessel The Swanland sank off north Wales, one found dead and two who have been taken to hospital, and are continuing to search for five more members of the crew, who are still missing, local media reported.


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Members of a music band, dressed in Santa Claus costumes, make their way to perform in the eastern Swiss city of St Gallen.


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People participate in the "Walk the Future" event through the streets of Durban. According to organizers the walk along The Blue Line, a blue line painted on the ground by artist Strijdom van der Merwe, highlights rising sea levels and the challenge of climate change. It is led by The Premier of KwaZulu Natal, Dr Zweli Mkhize.


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Nurlan Alisherov, a 35-year-old unemployed man, makes an appeal to include his achievements to the Guinness World Records book in Ala-Too square in the capital Bishkek. Alisherov managed to pull out from a stock 20 battered down nails with his teeth during a minute, to carry a man, weighing 55 kilos and sitting on a stool, in his mouth making the distance of 120 metres and to pull a 12-ton bus for 33 metres with his mouth, according to local media.


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A mannequin dressed as a fisherman in a Santa Claus costume sits on a rocky outcrop in the Irish Sea, fifty miles north of Belfast near the village of Waterfoot.


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A man cycles in front of a makeshift baobab tree during the COP17 (Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Climate Change) in Durban. People can cycle on the bicycles provided to generate electricity to power the lights on the baobab tree. Almost 200 nations began global climate talks on Monday with time running out to save the Kyoto Protocol aimed at cutting the greenhouse gas emissions scientists blame for rising sea levels, intense storms, drought and crop failures. The COP17 runs until December 9.


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A delegate from a workshop on energy efficiency cooperation between Shandong province and the U.S., is reflected in a glass ceiling next to a chandelier in the city of Jinan, Shandong province.


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Huang Lianfei, a worker at a metal craft workshop, stands on a ladder as he drills to construct a model robot based on a character from the cartoon 'Transformers', in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Inspired by the cartoon, Huang had worked on the model made from discarded automobile parts for about a month.


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A black-headed gull swoops in for food at Dianchi Lake in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan province. Tens of thousands of black-headed gulls fly to Kunming from Siberia to spend the winter each year since 1985, local media reported.


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Honda Motor Co's Asimo humanoid robot opens the top of a bottle to pour the drink into a cup during a news conference at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo.


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A drug addict cleans the pigpen at the employment base of Harmonious Home Rehabilitation Community, on the outskirts of Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan province. About 297 drug addicts live and work at the community, which was built in 2006 as a public service agency for drug rehabilitation established by the Kunming government's public security department, with 513 low-rent single apartments and family suites and other supporting facilities such as hospital, kindergarten, supermarket and sports fitness centre. Drug addicts can volunteer to apply and enter into it to get free training on labour production skills and work at its employment base.


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A man walks with a tent used by Occupy London protesters in central London. Demonstrators broke into an office building used by mining company Xstrata in central London on Wednesday and hung protest banners on the roof before police regained control of the building. A group of about 60 from the 'Occupy' movement entered the offices in Haymarket in protest at the pay of the company's chief executive, Occupy said in a statement.


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A model prepares to present the new Speedo brand swimsuits "Speedo FASTSKIN3" for the U.S. Olympic team during a news conference in New York.


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The statue of Mercury is seen near a Christmas decoration hanging over the main square in Ljubljana.


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Peter Lovis, proprietor of the Concord Cheese Shop, and Francesco Gallo push a 181 kg wheel of Crucolo cheese over the curb down a red carpet on the street to the shop in Concord, Massachusetts. Scores of people turned out to watch the parade of what was billed as the world's largest cheese before its arrival at the shop, where it will be sold off for $19.99 per 0.45 kg.


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A beachgoer walks near US artist Will Ryman's 65th Street sculpture featuring bugs on giant roses reaching 22-feet high, behind Sagamore hotel on Miami Beach, Florida. The display is part of Art Basel Miami Beach, which runs till December 4.


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