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PHOTOS: It's an odd, odd world out there!

September 03, 2015 11:01 IST
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These 10 images prove that we live in a crazy, bizarre world.


Steampunk enthusiasts attend The Mad Hatters Tea Party during the Asylum Steampunk festival in Lincoln, England. The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the world and attracts participants from around the globe. During the weekend festival, the picturesque and historic City of Lincoln is transformed by followers who attend. Steampunk refers to a subgenre of science fiction and literature that incorporates technology and clothing inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images


A performer dances at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters


People play in the ‘JumpIn!’ ball pit, an interactive art installation by creative agency Pearlfisher made up of 81,000 white balls, in New York City. The installation is hosted at the agency’s new SoHo office and open to the public from August 21 till September 21, to promote how play can yield results for creative thinking. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters


Tourists play in front of a 3D painting on the wall of a house in Luoyuan village, Jinhua, Zhejiang province. The village hired a team to put on 3D paintings all over the valley as a method to attract tourists and improve the income of local villagers, according to local media. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters


A reveller poses during the 24th Street Parade dance music event in Zurich. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters


A group of people wearing full solid-coloured bodysuits take part in a street art performance in Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Some 40 people participated on Saturday in the performance, initiated by a group of artists called Prizma Ensemble, as part of the city’s annual international street art and street theatre festival. The group says the performance deals with concepts of identity and movement in public spaces. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters


Japanese dancers perform during the 34th annual Asakusa Samba Carnival in Tokyo. About 5,000 people participated in the annual samba carnival on Saturday. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters


A visitor poses for a picture at a flower exhibition in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters



A picture of smiling face made of rice plants is seen at a paddy field in Xianju county, Zhejiang province. The “face” was made to attract tourists, according to local media. Photograph: Reuters


A child touches the nose of a Pinocchio puppet, a fictional character of a popular children’s novel, at a woodwork souvenir shop in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

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