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ODD PHOTOS: Meet the one-ounce Beyonce and 26-feet Marilyn

Last updated on: April 25, 2012 10:45 IST

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A visitor looks at a monumental sculpture by artist Robert Therrien in the newly opened Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast.

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Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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A giant puppet of a girl sleeps in a deck chair outside the Liver Buildings in Liverpool, northern England.

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Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters

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Elizabeth Dole, former Secretary of Transportation under former United States President Ronald Reagan, holds onto a newly-unveiled statue of Reagan at Ronald Reagan National Airport near Washington.

The statue is one of several worldwide that are being unveiled as part of the historic year-long celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth.

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Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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Beyonce, a Dachshund mix female puppy, is pictured on an iPhone, in this handout photo. Beyonce, who weighed just 1 ounce and could fit into a teaspoon when born, could be the world's smallest dog, according to animal rescuers in northern California.

The puppy was born at the home of Beth DeCaprio, executive director of the Grace Foundation. The rescuers have submitted an application to the Guinness World Records for Beyonce to be considered the world's smallest dog.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Khagendra Thapa, who is expected to be the world's shortest man when he turns 18, stands with Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners during a news conference in Kathmandu.

The Nepal Tourism Board has nominated Thapa and Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners as goodwill ambassadors to promote tourism in Nepal. Thapa will carry the message: "Shortest man in the world from the highest mountain in the world invites you to visit Nepal". 

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Photographs: Gopal Chitrakar/Reuters

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A volunteer stands besides a giant spoon and coin replicas surrounded by yellow coin banks for poor children around the world during a charity event by World Vision in central Seoul.

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Photographs: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters
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Workers relax on a 7.41-meter-high giant chair in front of a furniture factory in the Siberian city of Abakan, some 410 km south of Krasnoyarsk. The chair has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest chair in Russia.

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Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

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A couple stands underneath a 23-foot high, bronze teddy bear sculpture built by Swiss artist Urs Fischer sitting slumped under a black bedside lamp next to Park Avenue in New York.

The 35,000 pound sculpture, Untitled (Lamp/Bear), will be on display for five months in midtown Manhattan and be a highlight of the Post-War & Contemporary sale on May 11.

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A picture shows a 'Brookesia micra' chameleon on the fingernail of a researcher's hand in Madagascar. The so-called 'Brookesia micra' chameleon, believed to be the world's smallest, has been discovered on the island of Madagascar, German and American biologists announced.

The lizard, with a 16-millimetre body, measures 29 millimetres with its tail full extended.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Reporters stand next to the sculpture titled 'In Bed' by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck during a preview of his exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey. The sculpture is part of Mueck's first major exhibition in Latin America.

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Photographs: Tomas Bravo/Reuters

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Newlywed bride Magda Villasenor and her maid of honour Lorena Lopez pose beneath a 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago. The sculpture 'Forever Marilyn' by artist Seward Johnson is based on a scene from the movie 'Seven Year Itch' and will be on display until next spring.

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Photographs: Jim Young/Reuters

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A Pygmy Marmoset (Callithrix pygmaea) is seen at a primate rescue and rehabilitation center near Santiago. The Pygmy Marmoset, known as the world's smallest monkey and under danger of extinction, was confiscated after being found inside the clothes of a Peruvian citizen during a highway police check at the northern city of Antofagasta.

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Photographs: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

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A customer looks into a giant Hermes Kelly handbag at a Hermes boutique in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

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Artist Joel Gray poses for photographers with his sculpture of giant sunglasses in London. The sculpture was installed outside the Business Design Centre in Islington, north London, for the London Art Fair.

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Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters

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An iconic pair of giant binoculars designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen is seen at the entrance of the Google campus near Venice Beach, in Los Angeles, California.

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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.

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A cleaner walks in a diorama of a 1977 central Moscow in a shopping centre in Moscow. The 16-metre wide model travelled the world as part of a roadshow marking the 60th anniversary of the Soviet Union.

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Designer Alexander van de Rostyne kisses his new and first 4-channel indoor toy helicopter from the company Silverlit during the press preview of the 61th International Toy Fair in Nuremberg.

More than 2,700 exhibitors from over 60 countries worldwide will present their new toy products.

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Zoo conservation researcher Chloe Inskip counts South American leaf-cutter ants as part of Chester Zoo's annual stock take in Chester, northern England. The Zoo, which has over 8,000 individual animals, has to undertake the task every year as part of its licence requirements. 

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A collector displays a miniature Koran, which is 3.33cm in length, 2 cm in width, 1.2 cm thick and weighs about 8.4 grams, in Hami, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

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A one-year-old water dragon poses in a chair during training by her owner in the outskirts of Bangkok. Santisak Dulapitak has been training his animals to appear in advertisements and movies for more than two decades.

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Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters

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A man pulls a cart as he walks along sculptures of Roses of Sharon covering the fences of Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul. The decoration was installed to commemorate Liberation Day on August 15. The Rose of Sharon is the national flower of South Korea.

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Japanese miniature craft artist Rieko Tanaka shows off her 18 mm tall wooden handmade 'Gundam' character from the popular Japanese television animation series at Design Festa in Tokyo. Design Festa is Asia's biggest international art event, open to anyone who wants to exhibit their creative talent, according to the organiser.

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Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

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A miniature resin figurine of a tiger, which is about 0.12 cm long and 0.1 cm high, is displayed on a needle in Taipei. Taiwanese artist Chen Forng-shean created the tiger figurine to welcome the Lunar Year of the Tiger.

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Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters
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Sudhakar Yadav rides a cricket bat shaped car in Hyderabad.

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Photographs: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters

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Greenpeace activists protest against German automobile politics in front of Reichstag building in Berlin.

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Photographs: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

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Revellers of the Viradouro samba school dance atop a float depicting a beauty salon during the first night of parades by the top samba groups in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome.

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Photographs: Fernando Soutello/Reuters

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A visitor to the Hong Kong International Art Fair views a sculpture titled 'Nude No. 2' by Chinese artist Mu Boyan in Hong Kong. The fair brings together over 110 of the world's most celebrated international galleries from 24 countries.

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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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An employee walks through a model of a village as he sets it up in a shopping mall in Berlin.

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Photographs: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters
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