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Rewind 2014: Odd PHOTOS from a mad, mad world

December 31, 2014 08:43 IST

Shot in 2014, these images from across the globe tell that it is a crazy world out there!

US singer Miley Cyrus performs at the O2 Arena in central London on May 6, 2014. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

A reveller takes part in a Zombie Walk in Asbury Park, New Jersey on October 4, 2014. Thousands of revellers met in Asbury park to attempt to break the Guinness World Record of the largest zombie gathering in the world and raise awareness for brain cancer. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

A participant in costume eats a sandwich after a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, October 26, 2014. More than 100,000 spectators turned up to watch the parade, where 2,500 participants dressed up in costumes, according to the organiser. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

German pianist Stefan Aaron plays an orange piano on a "flying carpet" platform suspended from a helicopter, over the Munich airport on July 23, 2014. The concert is the fourth station of the "Orange Piano Tour", which brings the artist to places around the world. Photograph: Lukas Barth/Reuters

A bull stands inside a shop selling clothes at Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Picture taken June 20, 2014. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

A girl runs past an art installation depicting a shark at the Museum of Optical Illusions in St. Petersburg on October 7. The museum offers visitors a chance to become involved in their 3D installations. Photograph: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

The world's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi greets the tallest living man Sultan Kosen to mark the Guinness World Records Day in London on November 13, 2014. Kosen measuring 251cm, towers over Dangi who is only 54.6cm tall. The Guinness World Records celebrates its 60th edition of the annual records book. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

An employee of McDonald's Japan holds an Ikasumi (squid ink) burger at one of its fast-food outlets in Tokyo. McDonald's Japan launched the Halloween-themed black burger, which have buns made from a flour mix of bamboo charcoal powder and black sesame to create the charred look, and beef patties marinated with squid ink sauce. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

A labourer works at an upside-down house under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District, south of Shanghai. Workers put the final touches on this eccentric tourist attraction built at the "China Folk Painting Village". Furniture will also be placed upside down in the house. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A man takes part in the annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York on January 12, 2014. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

Men carry a fake cow while riding an escalator during preparations for the Green Week international food, agriculture and horticulture fair in Berlin. Estonia is the partner country of this year's trade fair. The writing reads: "Adventure Farm. Agriculture Today." Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

A waitress poses while customers eat dinner inside iron cages at a jail-themed restaurant in the Chinese port city of Tianjin. The three-story restaurant consists of rooms resembling jail's cells made from iron caging and it attracts customers who wants to experience the atmosphere of the jail for fun. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman rides his "Chibatpod" on the road in Chiba, east of Tokyo. The man, who dresses up as the comic book superhero Batman, came up with his moniker after adding a prefix of the first three letters of the city name, of which he roams on his three-wheeled motorcycle. However, unlike the hero from the Batman series, he rides around in his machine, designed from inspiration of the "Batpod" from the movies The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, delivering smiles instead of fighting crime. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Members of the IUNA Ballet perform during a rehearsal of their show "Dressed by grace" at a public square, ahead of the Ciudanza Dance Festival, in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Two women wearing nun outfits drink beer while watching the playoff draw between Quebec and Manitoba at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier curling championships in Kamloops, British Columbia. Photograph: Ben Nelms/Reuters


PART I: The moments that defined 2014

PART II: The moments that defined 2014

PART III: The moments that defined 2014