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ODD PHOTOS: African snail massage, $3,178 tea and more

Last updated on: April 9, 2012 09:55 IST

ODD PHOTOS: African snail massage, $3,178 tea and more

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An untitled art piece from Australian artist Stephen Birch is seen at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. After a $53 million redevelopment, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will reopen its doors to the public on March 29, according to the museum's press release.

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Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

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A girl looks at a pot of regular hard-boiled eggs, next to a pot of hard-boiled eggs cooked in boys' urine in Dongyang, Zhejiang province. It's the end of a school day in the eastern Chinese city of Dongyang, and eager parents collect their children after a hectic day of primary school. But that's just the start of busy times for dozens of egg vendors across the city, deep in coastal Zhejiang province, who ready themselves to cook up a unique springtime snack favoured by local residents.

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Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters

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Retired Brazilian police officer Andre Luiz Pinheiro, 50, dressed as super-hero Batman, is greeted by a dog in Taubate city, Sao Paulo. Pinheiro has been called to help police patrol the crime-ridden streets of Taubate, in Brazil. He was officially presented on March 17 in the districts with the highest crime rates in Sao Paulo state. Police captain Warley Takeo, one of the policemen who decided to bring in the character to help them fight drug traffickers, said the measure would bring long-term benefits. Takeo said making a connection between the police and Batman would help children have a clearer idea of good and bad.


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Photographs: Roosevelt Cassio/Reuters

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A man holds up his Tibetan mastiff as they perform on stage during a dog beauty contest at an exhibition center in Shenyang, Liaoning province. About 2000 Tibetan mastiffs participated in the China Tibetan Mastiff Exhibition, local media reported. 


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Photographs: Roosevelt Cassio/Reuters

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An employee, wearing a panda costume, pours panda tea into a small cup using a teapot with a long spout at a tea house during a promotional event in Chengdu, Sichuan province. An Yanshi, an entrepreneur in southwest China, grows the tea in mountainous Ya'an in Sichuan province using tonnes of excrement from panda as fertilizer. The tea went on sale on Tuesday at the price of 20,000 yuan ($3,178) a jar, local media reported. 


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Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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An employee gives a medical-cosmetic massage to a client using African snails at a beauty salon in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The beauty salon is the only one in the region using the snails' method, which is believed to help in speeding up regeneration of the skin, eliminating wrinkles, scars and traces of burn marks, according to the owner Alyona Zlotnikova.

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Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

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A puppy rides a Volkswagen Beetle toy during a mass in honor of Saint Lazaro in the indigenous community at Masaya city, about 24 km south from Managua, Nicaragua. Hundreds of devotees presented their sick animals to the Saint Lazaro, considered the saint patron of dogs.

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Photographs: Diana Ulloa/Reuters

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A devotee blesses a child with a snake during a Hindu festival in Yangon, Myanmar.

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A bear and his caretaker rest on a bench at Yangon Zoo, Myanmar.

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A model is pictured backstage before the 2012 BIFT, Taiwan USC and Mod'art graduation fashion show at China Fashion Week in Beijing. 


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Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters
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A performer hangs from the three-metre springboard during a break in competition at the FINA Diving World Series being held at the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the Water Cube, in Beijing.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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