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15 PHOTOS that make you go ROFL

Last updated on: January 13, 2015 09:20 IST
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A security guard stands in front of a 3D painting outside a "haunted house" in Hefei, Anhui province. Photograph: Reuters




People take photos of a participant taking part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" in the Manhattan borough of New York January 11, 2015. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters



Actress Boquita Almonte smashes an old cell phone on "Good Riddance Day" in Times Square in New York. Good Riddance Day, inspired by Latin American tradition, encourages people to shred and smash their bad memories from 2014 to start the new year fresh. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters



Residents sunbathe in snow covered Jizeen, southern Lebanon. Photograph: Ali Hashisho/Reuters



Men wearing loin cloths pray as they bathe in ice-cold water at the Teppozu Inari shrine in Tokyo. According to organizers, about 100 participants took part in the Shinto ceremony to purify their souls and wish for good health in the new year. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters



A man bites a trout during an event promoting the Ice Festival on a frozen river in Hwacheon, about 20 km south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas. The annual ice festival, which is one of the most famous and biggest festivals in South Korea, expects to see more than 1,000,000 people attend. The festival lasts for three weeks from January 10 this year. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters


A member of a group of skiers who use old-fashioned ski equipment, rides an old snow bike during a competition in the village of Kropa, Slovenia. The skiers belong to a club called "Wooden", named for the wooden old-fashioned ski equipment that they use, and they organise a yearly ski meeting for members. Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters



Amateur contestants (L-R) Phil Bailey, John Hindle and Eren Emir pose in telephone booths during the annual European Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Convention in Birmingham, central England. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters



Revellers dressed up as Captain America take part in New Year's celebrations in Coin, near Malaga, southern Spain. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters



An elephant runs to kick a ball while playing in a soccer match during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan, about 170 km south of Kathmandu. Elephants and "mahouts," or elephant riders, from Chitwan are participating in the Elephant festival, which involves elephant races, elephants playing an exhibition soccer match and taking part in various other sporting activities. The event runs from December 26 to December 30. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters


Members of an ice swimming club wearing carnival costumes leave the Oranke Lake during a traditional winter swimming event in Berlin. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters


A woman looks at a swimmer getting herself warm after the annual Christmas winter swimming competition in the Vltava river in Prague. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters


An actress performs during the traditional Epiphany parade in Madrid. Traditionally, children in Spain receive their presents on the morning of January 6 delivered by the Three Wise Men. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters



A man spreads his arms after climbing onto the top of a bridge in an attempt to commit suicide as rescuers (bottom) mediate with him from a scaling ladder, in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The man, believed to be suffering from relationship issues, was afflicted with minor injuries after jumping off the bridge and landed on air cushions following an impasse with the rescuers for over two hours, local media reported. Photograph: Reuters



An Afghan man stands in front of a billboard advertising 3G on top of a building in Kabul. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

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