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PHOTOS: The bizarre world we live in

February 18, 2015 08:02 IST
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This week’s digest of odd photos from across the globe


A man sits on his head during the snow bath at the Quebec Winter Carnival in Quebec City. Photograph: Mathieu Belanger/Reuters


A diver performs a dragon dance for children at Beijing Aquarium. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters


A woman wearing a prosthetic leg participates in a public photo session at the Hasselblad and Profoto booth, during the CP+ camera and imaging equipment trade fair in Yokohama south of Tokyo.Japanese prosthetist Fumio Usui inspired the event after collaborating with photographer Takao Ochi in the book project ‘Amputee Venus’ that portrays 11 Japanese women with artificial legs. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters


A participant swings his pillow during The Great San Francisco Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight, in San Francisco. Hundreds of people converged on JustinHermanPlaza to belt one another with pillows in the annual unsanctioned event spread through social media. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters


A hedgehog wearing a bridal veil is seen next to another after making a paw print on a symbolic pets wedding certificate during Valentine’s Day celebrations organised by a local municipality in Lima. Photograph: Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters


Couples kiss during a mass wedding at Zocalo square in Mexico City. According to local media, at least 1690 couples tied the knot during a mass wedding on Saturday, which was organized by the local government as part of Valentines Day celebrations. Photograph: Bernardo Montoya/Reuters


A worker puts the final touches to a replica of a giant panda made with lemons and oranges during the 82th Lemon festival in Menton. Over 20,000 hours work for teams to set up the festival and some 145 metric tons of lemons and oranges are used to make displays during the 82th festival, which is themed ‘Tribulations of a lemon in China’, and runs from February 14 through March 4. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters


Spectators take pictures and watch the Burnie the Little Devil hot air balloon as it takes off during the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga province, north of Manila. According to the organiser, a total of 32 hot air balloons are part of the four-day event. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters


Police officers patrol next to the float of the Carnival king as part of the highest level of ‘Vigipirate’ security plan in Nice. The 131st Carnival of Nice will take from February 13 to March 1 and will celebrate the ‘King of Music’. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters


A man dressed as comic book character The Joker takes a selfie picture with a couple during a symbolic wedding event on Valentine’s Day in Mexico City. Couples, paying about $7, received symbolic rings and a fake marriage certificate after being ‘married’ by people dressed as comic book characters during the non-legally binding marriage event. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters 

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