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ODD WORLD: Superman takes first bath of 2014 in the North Sea

January 13, 2014 08:31 IST

ODD WORLD: Superman takes first bath of 2014 in the North Sea

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

A man dressed to look like Superman plays in the water as people take their first bath in the North Sea to celebrate the arrival of the new year, in Ostende.

About a thousand people took part in this annual tradition that takes place on the first Saturday of the new year, according to the participants.

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Photographs: Laurent Dubrule/Reuters

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A participant flies a tiger shaped kite during the International Kite Festival in Mumbai. 

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Three men ride their wooden sledge during a traditional Bavarian horn sledge race in the Alpine resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

The sledge race is an annual event to remember the traditional way of bringing hay, straw and wood down from the Alpine mountains to the valley. 

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Photographs: Michael Dalder/Reuters

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Patrick O'Brien jogs around LakeHarriet in south Minneapolis in a Spiderman wind suit.

A blast of Arctic air gripped the mid-section of the US, bringing the coldest temperatures in two decades, forcing businesses and schools to close and causing widespread airline delays and hazardous driving conditions.

 

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Photographs: Eric Miller/Reuters

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A woman stands in front of an ice sculpture at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang.

 

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Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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A man leans against a statue of actor Charlie Chaplin as he speaks on a mobile phone in central London

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Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

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A man exercises on a bench early in the morning at Galle Face Green in Colombo.

 

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Photographs: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

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Robert Burck, also known as the original 'Naked Cowboy', poses with a woman after snowfall on the streets of Times Square, New York.

Burck, who started performing in Times Square in 1998, claims to make up to $150,000 a year in tips alone.

 

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Photographs: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

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A man wearing a large puppet depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and another wearing a swan puppet stand in front of a Palestinian protester as he uses a sling to throw a stone during clashes with Israeli soldiers at a weekly demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah.

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Photographs: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

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A model has his chest shaved backstage before the presentation of the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2014 collection during "London Collections: Men" in London.

 

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Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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Indian soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi.

 

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Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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A model presents a creation from the Bobby Abley MAN Autumn/Winter 2014 collection during "London Collections: Men" in London.

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Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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Dimmed lights are switched on in igloos on top of the mountain Nebelhorn, alpine upland, near the southern Bavarian town of Oberstdorf.

The Igloo village of 11 igloos which includes a bar igloo, a dining area igloo and an outside whirlpool with 40 degree hot water, is open during the winter months until April.

One night costs 114 euros per person, with breakfast and cheese fondue inclusive.

 

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Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

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Participants arrange sushi to create the largest sushi mosaic in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records during the 10th anniversary of a sushi chain store in Hong Kong.

A total of 20,647 sushi pieces were used for a 37-square-metre space to break the record, which was verified and announced by the Guinness World Records at the end of the event.

 


Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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