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Last updated on: January 25, 2012 09:15 IST

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We present some of the most bizarre photographs from across the globe in recent times:

Two wrestling camels fight at the Pamucak arena during the Selcuk-Efes Camel Wrestling Festival in the town of Selcuk, near the western Turkish coastal city of Izmir, on January 15.

Hundreds of wrestling camels competed in the annual event watched by thousands of enthusiasts in western Turkey.

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Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters

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A police officer yawns during the "Police in Mexico City, Near to You" parade, organised by the Ministry of Public Safety to promote good relations between the police and citizens, in Mexico City, on January 15.

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Photographs: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

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An employee poses with a guitar-shaped coffin at the Southbank Centre in London, on January 19.

An exhibition entitled "Boxed: Fabulous Coffins from UK and Ghana" runs at the centre from 20-29 January.


Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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Devotees wearing headsets listen to a fortune-telling machine at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, in Allahabad, on January 17.



Photographs: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters

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A zookeeper poses with a Jungle Nymph stick insect during a media event for the annual stocktake at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, Britain, on January 10.


 


Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters

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Overcrowded trains prepare to leave for the city after the final prayer ceremony of Bishwa Ijtema in Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on January 15.

Thousands of Muslims joined the Akheri Munajat, the final supplication as the first phase of the Muslims congregation concluded by seeking forgiveness and blessings for mankind recently, according to local media.


 


Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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A Sadhu smokes a bidi, a local cigarette hand-rolled with leaf tobacco, inside a makeshift shelter on the banks of the river Ganga in Kolkata, on January 6.

Hindu ascetics and pilgrims are making the annual trip to Sagar island for a holy dip, at the confluence of the Ganga river and the Bay of Bengal, during the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti" on January 14.


 


Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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Artist Joel Gray poses for photographers with his sculpture of giant sunglasses in London, on January 15.

The sculpture was installed outside the Business Design Centre in Islington, north London, for the London Art Fair which took place between January 18 to January 22.


Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters

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A soldier checks confiscated fake military vehicle plates which are destroyed in Luoyang, Henan province of China, on January 12. More than 270 counterfeited plates, which were confiscated during the past two years, have been destroyed by Luoyang Guard Headquarter. Picture taken on January 12.


 


Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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Volunteer Alison Walker watches miniature cars move along the elevated freeway at Chris Burden's large-scale kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, during the media preview at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, on January 11.

The sculpture, modeled after a fast-paced futuristic city with 1,100 miniature cars running through an elaborate system of roadway tracks at a scale speed of about 240 miles per hour (386 kph), is meant to evoke the energy of a city. The exhibit opened to the public on January 14. 


 


Photographs: David McNew/Reuters

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