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PHOTOS: It's a mad, mad world!

November 19, 2014 08:10 IST
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Here are 8 images that show we live in a crazy, odd world.


People look on as folk artist Han Xiaoming demonstrates painting with his tongue, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Han dipped his tongue into ink and then painted on the paper, he also did final adjustments of the painting with his fingers and with a paintbrush held in his mouth. Photograph: Reuters


A participant performs during a Gay Pride parade on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters


People walk past the giant sculpture titled Popped up, on the banks of the DanubeRiver on in Ulm, Germany. The giant was made by Ervin Herve-Loranth for the Art Market Budapest 2014 - an international contemporary art fair. The sculpture has been installed to commemorate the 1989 revolution and will be in place until the end of November, at Metzgerturm (butcher tower). Photograph: Alex Quesada/Getty Images


Workers weigh a giant ham bread, a typical Venezuelan Christmas dish, during an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest ham bread, in Caracas. The giant ham bread was 20 metres long and weighed 284 kilogram. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters


Participants wearing stilettos run as they compete in the annual Tour De Takong, or the Stiletto race, along an avenue well-known for shoe shops, in Marikina, east of Manila. The Stiletto race is part of the yearly sapatos (shoes) festival in Marikina, which locals say is the shoe capital of the Philippines. Photograph:Romeo Ranoco/Reuters


Protesters, wearing masks depicting G20 leaders, and dressed as Australian surf lifesavers call for global equality among nations outside the venue site of the annual G20 leaders summit in Brisbane. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters


A participant dressed in a superhero costume poses for a picture during the first edition of the HeroFestival in Marseille. The festival is dedicated to American superhero comics, Japanese mangas, heroic fantasy characters and video games universes. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters


Visitors look as a man leading a poodle with coloured fur take part in a performance during the 18th China International Pet Show in Beijing. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

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