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In PHOTOS: It's an odd, crazy world out there

Last updated on: February 14, 2011 11:22 IST

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

Qasim, a labourer, smiles as a camel nuzzles him near sacks of grain in a wholesale market in Karachi.

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Photographs: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
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A man drinks rum while lying in a coffin during the celebrations known as the "Funerals of Pachencho" in Santiago de Las Vegas, on the outskirts of Havana. The celebrations takes place annually on February 5 since 1882 in honour of the founding of a local high school. The occasion involves "reviving" people who pretend to be dead with rum and dancing around a coffin to the sound of the conga, a Cuban drum, as the coffin is being carried to the cemetery. 


Photographs: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters
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PC Air transsexual flight attendants (L to R): Nathatai Sukkaset, 26, Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 24, Chayathisa Nakmai, 24 and Phuntakarn Sringern, 24, pose for photographers at the airline's office in Bangkok.

The newly formed airline wants to differentiate themselves from their competitors by hiring transsexuals, locally known as "katoeys" or "ladyboys". Original plans to hire only male and female attendants were changed when more than 100 job applications from transvestites and transsexuals were received, four of whom were recruited along with 19 female and seven male flight attendants. 

The airline said the qualifications were the same as that required of female flight attendants, which include femininity and attractiveness.


Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
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A man draped in sheepskins pushes a wheelbarrow during carnival celebrations in Zubieta. People from the north Navarran village and neighbouring Ituren dress up in bizarre and terrifying costumes while creating mayhem and maximum noise levels during the festival to symbolically awaken the earth for the oncoming spring.


Photographs: Vincent West/Reuters
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Two men in carnival costume soar through the air with their sledge as they take a jump during the 'Schnablerrennen', a traditional Bavarian sledge race in the southern Bavarian village of Gaissach, near Bad Toelz.


Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters
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A dog takes part in a costume show in Minsk.


Photographs: Vladimir Nikolsky/Reuters
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A museum employee poses with taxidermied mating rabbits at the "Sexual Nature" exhibition in the Natural History Museum in London. The exhibition features 100 specimens from the  Museum, a giant interactive seduction-themed poetry wall for visitors and a series of short films directed by Isabella Rossellini entitled "Green Porno".


Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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An opposition supporter with pieces of bread taped onto his head shouts slogans during an anti-government protest in Sanaa. Tens of thousands of Yemenis squared off in street protests for and against the government during an opposition-led "Day of Rage", a day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh offered to step down in 2013.


Photographs: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
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A man wearing a mask carries a chainsaw during carnival celebrations in Zubieta. Locals from the northern Navarran village and neighbouring Ituren, dressed up in bizarre and terrifying costumes, were creating mayhem and noise during the carnival to symbolise awakening the earth for the oncoming spring.


Photographs: Vincent West/Reuters
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Cafe attendants, dressed up in maid uniforms, clean up at the MeiDolls Cafe in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila. Philippines opened its first costume play (cosplay) maid cafe in the country where servers entertain customers with Japanese role playing culture.


Photographs: Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters
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Competitor "El Wingador" flicks a bone as he eats during the second round at "Wingbowl 19", the annual chicken wing eating contest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Photographs: Tim Shaffer/Reuters
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Supporters of the English Defence League gather for a rally in central Luton. Police from all over the country were drafted into the multicultural town of Luton on Saturday amid fears of clashes between a far-right group and anti-fascist supporters.


Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters
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Britain's Prince Charles speaks with a camouflaged sniper from the Mercian regiment during his visit to their Palace barracks in Belfast.


Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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A bull charges at a crowd of people during the annual Candlemas celebrations in Tlacotalpan. A pack of bulls is let loose to rampage through the streets for hours as crowds taunt them as part of a week-long religious celebration.


Photographs: Oscar Martinez/Reuters
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British singer Leona Lewis poses at the premiere of the documentary "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" at Nokia theatre in Los Angeles. The documentary opens in the US on February 11.


Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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