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

Last updated on: June 17, 2011 09:50 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

The famous cross-eyed opossum Heidi peers out of its box before it is taken to the enclosure at the newly built tropical hall of the Zoo in Leipzig. It is believed that Heidi's crossed eyes could have come from a poor diet when she was young, causing large fat deposits to form behind her eyes

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Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
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Ramiro Hinojas, 46, a dancing traffic cop gives directions to vehicles along a busy street of Manila. Hinojas says he dances to lighten the mood of drivers and commuters slowed down by the typical heavy traffic in the capital.


Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters
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A seven-months-old yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) drinks milk as it plays with a Galagos (Left) also known as a bushbaby at the Animal Orphanage in the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi.

Defying nature, the Yellow Baboon, rescued in Maralal (northern Kenya) has quickly adopted a Galagos, rescued in Nyeri (central Kenya), after meeting at the orphanage giving it affection and protection as if it were her own offspring. Yellow baboons inhabits savannas and light forests in the eastern Africa while Galagos are small, nocturnal primates native to continental Africa


Photographs: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
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Former world's shortest living man, Khagendra Thapa Magar, holds the hand of his caretaker while he makes his way to visit Nepalese Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal in Kathmandu. Magar, measuring 67.08 centimetres (26.4 inches), lost his title when Junrey Balawing was declared the 'World's Shortest Living Man' by the Guinness World Records in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte in southern Philippines.

Magar was visiting the Prime Minister to hand over a memorandum demanding the government to provide some basic facility to him.

Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
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Two women in their underwear search for clothes at a clothing store in Berlin. Spanish fashion brand Desigual has started a special sale in Berlin by offering the first 100 customers two clothes for free as long as they show up in the shop dressed in their underwear only.


Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
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An 'adults only' replica doll of former US Representative Anthony Weiner, who was caught sending lewd electronic pictures, is seen here in this undated handout photo from Herobuilders.com.

The Connecticut-based toy company is marketing two types of Weiner dolls wearing gym clothes, each with shorts reading 'Tweet this'.

One model of the action figure runs for $39.95 and resembles GI Joe beneath his underpants. The 'adults only' doll with representation of his manhood has a price tag of$49.95.


Photographs: Herobuilders.com/Handout/Reuters
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A drummer with the British Army's 1st Battalion Irish Guards rehearses with bandmates on Horse Guards Parade ground in London


Photographs: Chris Helgren/Reuters
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Defending champion surfing dog Abbie rides a wave during the Loews Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach, California


Photographs: Denis Poroy/Reuters
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A policeman (Left) pretends to administer an anaesthetic shot to 'Tigger' during a drill of tigers escaping at Chengdu Zoo in Chengdu, Sichuan province. A zoo staff member dressed as cartoon character Tigger performs in a mock drill of tigers escaping in the zoo in order to enhance emergency responses and enforce security measures, local media reported


Photographs: China Daily/Reuters
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Violinist Shenzo Gregoria plays an electric violin while suspended from the roof of Sydney's Queen Victoria Building as part of his public performance. Gregoria performed various pieces of contemporary and classical music for onlookers while spinning and tumbling through the air as he hangs from a steel chain many storeys above the ground


Photographs: Tim Wimborne/Reuters
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A general view of the village of Juzcar, near Malaga, southern Spain. The facades of the houses of Juzcar are being painted blue as part of a global promotion for the Sony Picture film The Smurfs on June 16.


Photographs: Jon Nazca/Reuters
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An elephant steps over a fence in Mysore, a town in India's southern Karnataka state, in this still image taken from video. Two elephants went on a rampage in the town, after entering from a nearby forest, killing one man and injuring two calves. Forest rangers and officials from the Mysore Zoo eventually managed to tranquilise and capture the animals, which are due to be released back into the forest later.


Photographs: ANI via Reuters TV
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A worker waters life-sized giraffe topiaries in the centre of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Krasnoyarsk celebrated the 383rd anniversary of its founding as well as Day of Russia on June 12.


Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
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A US participant attends the opening of the first Jordanian International Horseback Archery competition, also known as the Al Faris competition and organized by the Public Security, to mark the country's 65th Independence Day in Amman. The Al Faris competition involves showcasing different archery styles and competitors from more than fifteen countries will participate.

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Photographs: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters
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