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PHOTOS: The incredibly ODD world we live in

August 06, 2014 12:03 IST

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From dead fish, to an underwear run, the world is an odd place. Here’s this week’s collection of 12 photos that prove it. 

Revellers dress up as Superwoman during the 23nd Street Parade dance music event in Zurich.

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Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
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A fisherman transports a dead whale shark after it was caught in a fishermen’s net, in Yangzhi county, Fujian province. According to local media, the whale shark is five-metre-long and weighs over 2 tonnes.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A competitor poses for a photo with the Naked Cowboy before the Underwear Run in Central Park in New York. The run was part of activities before the New York City Triathlon.

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Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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A Tumbleweed brand Cypress 24 model Tiny House is towed down the highway near Boulder, Colorado. The Tiny House Movement started some years ago with people around the world building really small living spaces and loving their new simplified lives. These tiny houses can range from 1,000-square-feet down to less than 100-square-feet and are certainly not ramshackle shacks.

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Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

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Choco, 17, dressed as the character Jibril from ‘No Game No Life’, poses for a photo during a cosplay competition at Saya San Plaza in Yangon. Shut off from the rest of the world for 50 years after the military junta took control of the country in 1962, Myanmar’s increasingly daring youth are making up for lost time.

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Photographs: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

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People look on as participants ride goats and sheep during a race to celebrate a local festival in Fengshan town, Guizhou province.

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Photographs: REUTERS/China Daily

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The anthropomorphic robot named hitchBOT sits on the shoulder of Highway 102 to begin its 6000 kilometer cross country journey outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27, 2014. The hitch hiking robot is part of a social experiment to see if drivers will pick up and drop off the robot in one piece to an art gallery in Victoria, British Columbia

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Photographs: Paul Darrow/Getty Images

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People participate in a fitness drive organised by a sports apparel brand, early morning at Connaught Place in New Delhi.

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Photographs: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

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A giant inflatable figure in the shape of a pink river dolphin floats offshore of the Ponta Negra beach along the Amazon river in Manaus.

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Photographs: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

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Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo rests in Times Square, New York.

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Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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A man waters a flower structure during a Flower Fair in Medellin, Colombia. Flower growers known as silleteros build large structures from flowers for the fair every year.

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Photographs: Fredy Builes/Reuters

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A car drives past buildings with decorations saying ‘I love you’ ahead of the upcoming Qixi Festival which falls on August 2, in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Qixi, also known as the Double Seventh Festival and the Chinese version of Valentine’s Day, falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar.

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Youths in traditional bavarian costumes face off for fun in the 55th German finger wrestling championships (in German called Fingerhakeln) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The sport pits two competitors matched in age and weight who sit at a specifically-designed table across from one another and pull at a small leather band with one finger until one player has pulled the other across.


Photographs: Philipp Guelland/Getty Images

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Participants take part in The Sumo Run in Battersea Park, London July 27, 2014. The runners, wearing inflatable costumes, take part in the 5km run with the aim of raising money for a charity to help educate children in Africa.

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Photographs: Neil Hall/Reuters

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Mark Shaffer walks with Chopper The Biker Dog outside of the San Diego Convention Center during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego


Photographs: Sandy Huffaker/Reuters

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