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PHOTOS: It's an odd world out there!

March 18, 2015 09:26 IST
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12 images that show the odd, odd world we live in.


Participants cycle during a World Naked Bike Ride event at Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo. The cycling event aims to defend the right of cyclists to ride on the streets safely, according to organisers. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters


A man pushes a coffin shaped cart up the street in the parade at Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado. The winter festival in the small mountain town commemorates the 1994 discovery of the corpse of Bredo Morstol, which is now housed in a shed on dry ice above the town. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters


Two women jump into a frozen pond as they compete in the Polar Plunge at Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters


A patron celebrates St Patrick’s Day at The Hero of Waterloo in Sydney, Australia. March 17th commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating Irish heritage and culture. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images


A person dressed as the character ‘Rich Uncle Pennybags’ from Monopoly poses during a photo shoot outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters


Girls and women residents perform ‘Aerodance’ exercises during a fitness event marking International Women’s month, in Mandaluyong city, metro Manila. Some 26,000 women joined the event which aimed to achieve the Guinness World Record for the largest all-female group doing Aerodance in one location, a local government official said. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters


A member of ‘Laughter Doctors of Ciudad Juarez’ performs at a children’s hospital in Ciudad Juarez. Through clown performances, music and interactive activities, the group of doctors visit different hospitals throughout the border city, using laughter to help aid the recovery of young and elderly patients suffering from serious illness or injury, as well as provide hope for the hospitalized. Photograph: Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters


An installation, ‘Hang On a Minute Lads, I’ve Got a Great Idea’ by British artist Richard Wilson, is displayed at The Peninsula hotel in Hong Kong. The installation, which uses a full-sized replica coach balanced on top of the hotel’s older section, is based on a scene from the movie ‘The Italian Job’. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters


Children pour cold water on themselves under the watch of fitness coach Oksana Kabochko at a local kindergarten in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The program, which also involves sports training and sauna usage, has been practised by the kindergarten for more than 15 years as they believe it has health benefits and keeps the children fit. Children start pouring cold water on themselves outdoors after about three years of training and undergoing medical tests, and the kindergarten is the only one in the region that practices these exercises, according to employees. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters


Chinese tourists pose for pictures at Art in Paradise, an illusion art museum popular amongst tourists in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photograph: Taylor Weidman/Getty Images


People pose for selfie pictures as they gather to create a gigantic selfie at the Citadel in Amman. About 500 people responded to an invitation via social network to make one of the largest selfies in the world at the ancient Roman landmark, according to the organisers. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters


A balloon depicting Vincent van Gogh flies over the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin mosque during the Hot Air Balloon festival in Putrajaya. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

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