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Top 12 ODD PHOTOS from around the world

Last updated on: November 21, 2011 12:47 IST

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Rediff.com brings to you some of the most unusual moments in the last couple of weeks

A beauty queen relaxes with two tea bags on her eyes at her hotel room before the crowning of Miss Independence Queen in Cartagena, Colombia. The port city of Cartagena hosted two beauty pageants at the same time, namely the National Beauty Pageant for women from all over the country and the Independence Beauty Pageant for women from the poor and middle-class neighborhoods of Cartagena

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Photographs: Joaquin Sarmiento/Reuters
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Actors pose with gym equipment on what the Guinness World Records bills as the world's largest 3D painting, at Canary Wharf in London November 17. British artist Joe Hill's creation measures in excess of 1120 square metres (12,000 square feet), breaking records for the longest and largest surface area 3D painting, according to Guinness

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Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters
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Acrobats balance themselves during a performance at the 2nd Anhui Folk Acrobatic Art Festival in Linquan county, Anhui province, China on November 15, 2011. A total of 46 acrobatic groups and more than 400 acrobats performed during the three-day festival, according to the organizers

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Photographs: Reuters
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A giant pottery teapot and cup are seen displayed at a public square of tea producer Tan Cuong's village during a tea festival in Vietnam's northern Thai Nguyen province. Vietnam produced some 109,000 tonnes of tea worth about $167 million between January and October in 2011, with black tea accounting for nearly 80 percent of Vietnam's exports. Pakistan, Taiwan, Russia, China and Indonesia topped the list of Vietnamese tea buyers between January and July.

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A statue of the Marquess of Londonderry is transformed by French artist Jacques Rival into 'I Love Durham', a snowdome of light encasing the statue in the Market Square in Durham, northern England, November 17. Durham Lumiere, the UK's largest light festival, brings together 35 British and international artists working with light from November 17-20

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Photographs: Nigel Roddis/Reuters
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Women wearing high heeled shoes take part in a race during the 'Tour de Takong' (stiletto shoe race) race in Marikina, Metro Manila November 18. More than 100 residents participated in the contest as part of Sapatos (shoe) festival to promote Marikina city, the shoe capital of the Philippines

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Photographs: Charlie Priela/Reuters
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Fog covers the valleys behind as a man is abseiled from a cable car during an annual rescue exercise at the funicular to Mount Pilatus (2,128 m/6,982 ft) near Luzern, Switzerland.

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Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
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Artist Liu Bolin demonstrates an art installation by blending in with vegetables displayed on the shelves at a supermarket in Beijing. Liu, also known as the 'Vanishing Artist', started practising being "invisible" by means of optical illusions more than six years ago

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Biological analyst Alan Dowden of the Seattle Sperm Bank rides the Sperm Bike, a custom-designed, high-tech bicycle used to deliver donated sperm to fertility clinics, in Seattle. According to Seattle Sperm Bank's managing director Gary Olsem, donor sperm is transported by medical technicians aboard the bike, which is the second of its kind, in liquid nitrogen cooled vacuum containers. The first Sperm Bike was adopted by Seattle Sperm Bank's sibling company, the European Sperm Bank, in Cophenhagen

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Photographs: Anthony Bolante/Reuters
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A dog dressed for carnival is pictured in the streets at the start of the carnival in Cologne, Germany, on November 11. In many parts of Germany, at 11:11 am on November 11 people mark the official start of Carnival, a season of controlled raucous fun that reaches a climax during the days before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent

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Photographs: Ina Fassbender/Reuters
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A customer undergoes a teeth whitening treatment in a smile shop in Nice, France, on November 16. Clients bite on a gel-filled mouthpiece which reacts to the ultraviolet light in a 'bar a sourire' shop

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Two women, made up to look like zombies, take part in a zombie parade in Sao Paulo. Hundreds of people took part in the parade through the city centre.

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