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Strange PHOTOS from around the World

Last updated on: May 10, 2011 08:18 IST

Photographers often capture moments that are strange and offbeat. Here's a recent sampling

A model performs with a snake before a presentation by Kazakhstan's Kenje design house during Kazakhstan Fashion Week in Almaty

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Strange PHOTOS from around the World

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Souvenir teabags with depictions of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton are seen in London
 

Strange PHOTOS from around the World

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An Iranian man touches a wax sculpture at the Saint Petersburg's museum in the Niavaran Cultural Centre in northern Tehran
 

Strange PHOTOS from around the World

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A trained monkey wears a mask during a Topeng Monyet (Monkey Mask) show, a traditional Indonesian street performance, in east Jakarta
 

Strange PHOTOS from around the World

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A model presents a creation by Nicola Bolla made from Swarovski crystals during Milan Design Week. The creation is part of Bolla's installation of 15 sculptures in Swarovski crystals called Ossuary

 

Strange PHOTOS from around the World

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German designer Karl Lagerfeld poses as he unveils his hotel suite creation made of chocolate, part of a campaign by a leading ice cream brand, at a hotel in Paris
 

Strange PHOTOS from around the World

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Spectators look at a self-made rocket model ascending during a show in front of the Peter and Pawel Fortress in St Petersburg, Moscow
 

Strange PHOTOS from around the World

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A visitor with a horse mask smokes a cigarette outside of the Polymanga show in Lausanne. Polymanga is the largest manga, anime, video games and pop culture convention in Switzerland gathering over 16,000 visitors over three days at the Palais de Beaulieu in Lausanne
 

Strange PHOTOS from around the World

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A skier tries to cross a 20 metre long pool of water at the foot of a ski slope at the Bobrovy Log ski resort near Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. 74 skiers and snowboarders took part in the fourth 'Gornoluzhnik' amateur event to mark the end of the ski season
 

Strange PHOTOS from around the World

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The world's longest cigar that stretched 268 feet 4 inches (81.8 metres), or most of the length of a football field, is seen in Havana. Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay, where Cuba is holding its annual International Tourism Fair. The cigar, once it is officially accepted by Guinness World Records in London, will eclipse the previous record cigar of 148 feet 9 inches (45.38 metres), both rolled by Jose Castelar Cairo, better known as 'Cueto'
 

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Men hold onto a woman as they throw water at her as part of traditional Easter celebrations, during a media presentation in Holloko, 100 km east of Budapest, on April 14, 2011. Locals from the World Heritage village of Holloko, celebrate Easter with the traditional 'watering of the girls', a Hungarian tribal fertility ritual rooted in the area's pre-Christian past
 

Strange PHOTOS from around the World

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A two-headed African spurred tortoise named Magdalena moves around a small-scale model of an ice hockey rink, predicting hosts Slovakia would beat Slovenia in the opening match at the upcoming ice hockey World Championship, at Magdalena's hometown in Zilina on April 28. Following in the 'footsteps' of Paul the oracle octopus, a rare two-headed tortoise has embarked on a new career in predicting results at the upcoming ice hockey World Championship in Slovakia
 

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A student performs with a marionette effigy of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos during a protest in Bogota. Thousands of students and teachers marched in a nation wide protest against the education government's reform of public universities, student organizations reported
 

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A couple stands underneath a 23-foot high, bronze teddy bear sculpture built by Swiss artist Urs Fischer sitting slumped under a black bedside lamp next to Park Ave. in New York. The 35,000 pound sculpture, Untitled (Lamp/Bear), will be on display for five months in midtown Manhattan and be a highlight of the Post-War Contemporary sale on May 11
 

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Mexican tattoo and body modification artist Maria Jose Cristerna, also known as 'Mujer Vampiro' (Vampire Woman), attends an exhibition in Guadalajara
 

Strange PHOTOS from around the World

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German bicycle designer Didi Senft presents his latest work in Storkow, some 50 km south of the German capital Berlin. Senft, who is also a cycling fan better known as 'El Diablo' from the Tour de France, built the vehicle from an East German Trabant car and dedicated the pedicab to the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29
 

Strange PHOTOS from around the World

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Three-inch custom made stainless steel nails pierce the feet of a penitent crucified during the Good Friday lenten rites in San Juan, San Fernando city, Pampanga province in northern Philippines April 22