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The incredibly odd world we live in

December 10, 2014 09:03 IST

10 images from around the world that show we live in a mad, mad world. 

 

A runner high fives a driver passing by after completing the 15th annual Santa Speedo Run, a charity run through the streets of the Back Bay, in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

 

Xu Zhiyun, 60, drives his home-made motorised mini-vehicle along a street in Shanghai. Xu spent over two years to complete the mini-vehicle measuring 60 cm by 35 cm, which has a 77cc engine and five gear ranges. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

 

A Salvadorean clown going by the name of ‘Bobo’ poses during National Clown Day celebrations at Beethoven Square in San Salvador. The Salvadorean congress declared the second Wednesday of December as National Clown Day to honour all Salvadorean clowns in their efforts to bring fun to the country. Photograph: Jose Cabezas/Reuters

 

A woman wears an absurd dress with wine glasses during the Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles Wishing Well Winter Gala at the Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

 

Saudi youths demonstrate a stunt known as ‘sidewall skiing’ (driving on two wheels) in the northern city of Tabuk, in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Mohamed Al Hwaity/Reuters

 

People try to pull out a car which was stuck after a road caved-in in Quanzhou, Fujian province. Photograph: Reuters

 

An EiffelTower replica made from hundreds of macaroons by luxury baker and sweets producers Laduree is displayed as part of holiday season decorations in the Grand Hotel in Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

 

Carpenter Liu Fulong, 48, torches his homemade wooden electric car for a vintage look at his workshop in Shenyang, Liaoning province. The 2.5 metre long, 1.3 metre wide car, decorated with fake missiles and radar, cost Liu about 20,000 yuan ($3,252) and took 4 months to complete. Photograph: Reuters

 

Spectators await the start of a cinema screening at a Kinostar De Lux Multiplex in the Moscow suburb of Khimki. Furniture retailer IKEA has converted one of the cinema halls, completely replacing standard seats with their furniture, according to local media. There are 17 double beds fitted in the hall, which was renamed to ‘It wakes love’. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

 

Folk artist Han Xiaoming demonstrates block printing with a live fish in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Han dips his tongue in ink to paint on paper, and uses his fingers to fill in final adjustments. The artist also uses a paintbrush held with his mouth and utilizes fish and vegetables as paint tools, local media reported. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

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