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

Last updated on: June 18, 2011 12:20 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.

Cast members are seen at the scenery for the opera 'Andre Chenier' by Italian musician Umberto Giordano on a giant floating stage at Lake Constance in Bregenz. The opera, directed by British director Keith Warner, will have its premiere on July 20 at the annual Bregenz festival.

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Photographs: Miro Kuzmanovic/Reuters
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Racegoers are seen at the bar on Ladies Day, the third day of the Royal Ascot race meeting in southern England.

Photographs: Eddie Keogh/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 girl rests on a concrete column of the Holocaust memorial in Berlin. The memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe consists of 2,711 charcoal-grey rectangular pillars, which rise from the ground and form a tight grid through which visitors can wander.

Photographs: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters
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Shoes are displayed on a wall at a street stall in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos.

Photographs: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters
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A woman smiles as she looks at Barbie dolls on the benches of the audience before CIA Maritima's Summer 2012 collection during Sao Paulo Fashion week.

Photographs: Nacho Doce/Reuters
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Yang Hongchang, boss of a snake rearing company holds a snake at a snake farm in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province. Residents of Zisiqiao Village, also known as the snake town, raise over 3 millions snake a year for the food and medicinal proposes.


Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
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Racegoers sit in the stands before The St James's Palace Stakes on the first day of racing at Royal Ascot in southern England.


Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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A model presents a creation from Samuel Cirnansck's collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2012 in Sao Paulo.

Photographs: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
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A General Motors Volt is tested behind a snowman built by students in the climatic wind tunnel during the official opening of the new General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre of Excellence at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa.

ACE is the first commercial research, development and innovation centre of its kind in the world offering a full range of testing facilities that allow for full climatic, durability and lifecycle testing, including one of the largest and most sophisticated climatic wind tunnel.

Photographs: Mike Cassese/Reuters
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Balloons with bras fly as part of a demonstration on the National Women's Day (Frauenstreiktag) in Bern.

Photographs: Pascal Lauene/Reuters
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Impersonators of China's former leaders Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlai and Zhu De, chat as they sit on chairs outside a conference hall before a performance at the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China in Beijing.

Participants from the Great Leaders' Elegance Art Group gave a performance at the school on Saturday to celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The Great Leaders' Elegance Art Group, led by Shang Qingrui who is impersonating former Chairman Mao comes from a group of actors who look alike and are able to talk like former leaders of China.


Photographs: Barry Huang/Reuters
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Mike Califano, of Valley Stream, New York, wears a horse head costume at the 143 Belmont stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

Photographs: Andrew Burton/Reuters
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Audi's driver German Mike Rockenfeller and Peugeot's driver France's Stephane Sarrazin wait just before the start of the Le Mans 24-hour sportscar race in Le Mans, central France.

Photographs: Regis Duvignau/Reuters
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