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It's an ODD world out there!

Last updated on: November 20, 2012 08:13 IST

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

A pig dives into the water in Ningxiang county, Hunan province.

Villager Huang Demin drives his pigs to dive into the water from a three-metre-high platform at least once a day, believing that the diving exercises would improve the quality and taste of the meat.

He will later sell the meat of his pigs at three times higher than market prices, local media reported.

Picture taken November 11, 2012.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A visitor walks past 'Yellow' during the media preview of The Art of the Brick exhibition in Singapore November 15, 2012.

The exhibition, which features US artist Nathan Sawaya's 52 original Lego creations, is on till April 14, 2013 at the Art Science Museum.

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Photographs: Edgar Su/Reuters

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Lasha Pataraia pulls an eight-ton truck with his ear during a test event in Rustavi outside Tbilisi November 14, 2012.

The 32-year-old sportsman will attempt to break a record registered by the Guinness Book of World Records by the end of the month, according to organisers.

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Photographs: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

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A waiter serves customers inside a coach restaurant in Shenyang, Liaoning province.

A couple bought an old coach with around 20,000 RMB ($3,206) and transformed it into a barbecue restaurant a month ago in an old residential compound.

Picture taken November 8, 2012.

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Photographs: Reuters
Tags: PHOTOS , RMB , ODD , Shenyang

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Kenichi Ito, known as the 'world's fastest man on four legs', crosses the finish line while a Guinness World Records official times his record for the 100-metre challenge, in Tokyo November 15, 2012.

The 30-year-old Ito, who developed his skills for 9 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, broke a new Guinness World Record, clocking in at 17.47 seconds.  

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Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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A professional diver wearing a Santa Claus suit feeds sharks inside a giant aquarium as part of celebrations for Christmas at the Manila Ocean Park, November 15, 2012.

The Philippines, a mainly Roman Catholic country in Southeast Asia, celebrates one of the longest Christmas holidays in the world, playing Christmas carols in shopping malls in September and putting up lantern and fireworks early in December.

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Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

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Children, dressed up in traditional gaucho clothing, take part in a horse parade during Tradition Day celebrations in San Antonio de Areco, some 116 km north of Buenos Aires, November 11, 2012.

Gauchos take part in a mass festival as part of Argentina's Tradition Day, which commemorates the birth anniversary of Jose Hernandez, one of the nation's most important poets, who highlighted the injustices and hardships of the ordinary people of his day. 

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Photographs: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

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Zhang Wuyi sits in his newly made multi-seater submarine at his new workshop near an artificial pool in Wuhan, Hubei province, November 14, 2012.

Zhang, a 37-year-old local farmer, who is interested in scientific inventions, has independently made seven miniature submarines with several fellow engineers, one of which was sold to a businessman in Dalian at a price of 100,000 yuan ($15,855) last October.

The submarines, mainly designed for harvesting aquatic products such as sea cucumber, have a diving depth of 20-30 metres and can travel for 10 hours, local media reported.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Landscaper Kim Noble grooms the grass after it was given its annual mowing on the roof of the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia November 15, 2012.

The six acre roof is one of the 10 largest green roofs in the world with some 400,000 indigenous plants and grasses that includes four beehives. 

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Photographs: Andy Clark/Reuters

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People practice yoga in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei, November 11, 2012.

Thousands of people gathered on Sunday for a mass yoga session in an attempt to create a record for the most number of people practicing yoga at the same time, according to the organiser.

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Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

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Girls play on a trampoline near a home blasted from a rock wall at the Rockland Ranch community outside Moab, Utah.

The Rock, as it is referred to by the approximately 100 people living there in about 15 families, was founded about 35 years ago on a sandstone formation near Canyonlands National Park.

Polygamy was a part of the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was brought to Utah by faithful Mormons in the late 1840s.

The mainstream Mormon church abandoned the practice in 1890, but an estimated 37,000 Mormon fundamentalists continue the practice today and believe plural marriage brings exaltation in heaven.

Picture taken November 2, 2012.

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Photographs: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

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An Afghan boy does a wheelie on his bike at a road in Kabul November 9, 2012.

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Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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Women make the traditional Korean side dish kimchi, or fermented cabbage, at a charity event at Seoul City Hall Plaza November 15, 2012.

More than 2,000 volunteers made 270 tonnes of kimchi on Thursday to give away to needy people during the winter season. 

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Photographs: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

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Nudists mingle following a rally against banning nudity in parts of the city in San Francisco, California, November 14, 2012.  

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Photographs: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

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French director Valerie Donzelli (R) poses with cast members Geremy Elkaim (L), Valerie Lemercier (C) and Edouard Weil during the red carpet of the movie Hand in hand at the Rome Film Festival, November 10, 2012.

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Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters

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A man looks at a creation named 'Fly Tweet' by artist David Bowen during the news conference for the Digital Art Festival in Taipei November 15, 2012.

The creation, with the keyboard connected to a computer, will publish what flies type onto Twitter. This year's Digital Art Festival, under the theme of artificial nature, will be held at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei. 

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Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

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A girl practices a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai.

Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practiced as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words malla, which means athlete or strong man, and khamba, which means pole.

Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind.

Picture taken on October 19, 2012.

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Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

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An one month old baby Pudu deer grazes in an artificial environment at an University in Concepcion city, south of Santiago.

The Pudu, the world's smallest deer, was found orphaned in a forest close to Concepcion city and it inhabits exclusively in southern Chile and parts of Argentina.

The species is currently in danger of extinction.

Picture taken November 12, 2012.

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Photographs: Jose Luis Saavedra/Reuters
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Models, wearing bodysuits to represent a painter's palette, pose before a presentation to launch the 'Joy The Finale' band, led by Brian MacFarlane, for Carnival 2013 at its headquarters in Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain November 12, 2012.

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Photographs: Andrea de Silva/Reuters

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Female Tour De Takong (Stiletto Race) participants run along the 500 m stretch of Shoe Avenue in Marikina City, east of Manila, November 16, 2012.

The race, which is an annual event, requires participants to wear high heels that measure a minimum of 3 inches and a 1.5 centimeters tip diameter.

 The Tour De Takong is part of the Shoes Festival, which started on September 10 and will end on December 31.

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Photographs: Andrea de Silva/Reuters

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