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Pictures of the year: Oddly

A woman dives and pretends to ride a bike at Underwater Park in Pula, Croatia, August 1. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

A woman dives and pretends to ride a bike at Underwater Park in Pula, Croatia, August 1. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

A woman dives and pretends to ride a bike at Underwater Park in Pula, Croatia, August 1. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
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Anfisa, a 12-year-old female chimpanzee, picks its nose at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, October 18. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Anfisa, a 12-year-old female chimpanzee, picks its nose at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, October 18. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Anfisa, a 12-year-old female chimpanzee, picks its nose at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, October 18. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Nermin Halilagic, 38, poses with kitchen utensils in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 23. Halilagic discovered earlier this year that he had the unusual ability to attach items to his body using what he says is a special energy radiated from his body. Without making any special preparation, he says he is able to hold on to spoons, forks, knives, and other kitchen appliances, as well as non-metal objects like remote controls, all plastic stuff, and cell phones. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Nermin Halilagic, 38, poses with kitchen utensils in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 23. Halilagic discovered earlier this year that he had the unusual ability to attach items to his body using what he says is a special energy radiated from...more

Nermin Halilagic, 38, poses with kitchen utensils in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 23. Halilagic discovered earlier this year that he had the unusual ability to attach items to his body using what he says is a special energy radiated from his body. Without making any special preparation, he says he is able to hold on to spoons, forks, knives, and other kitchen appliances, as well as non-metal objects like remote controls, all plastic stuff, and cell phones. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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A rare white moose is seen in Gunnarskog, Varmland, Sweden July 31.  

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A rare white moose is seen in Gunnarskog, Varmland, Sweden July 31. TT News Agency/Tommy Pedersen via REUTERS

A rare white moose is seen in Gunnarskog, Varmland, Sweden July 31. TT News Agency/Tommy Pedersen via REUTERS
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Maurizio Cattelan's "America", a fully functional solid gold toilet, is seen at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, August 30. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Maurizio Cattelan's "America", a fully functional solid gold toilet, is seen at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, August 30. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Maurizio Cattelan's "America", a fully functional solid gold toilet, is seen at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, August 30. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A model presents a creation by Hu Sheguang at China Fashion Week in Beijing, November 7. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A model presents a creation by Hu Sheguang at China Fashion Week in Beijing, November 7. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A model presents a creation by Hu Sheguang at China Fashion Week in Beijing, November 7. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A wingsuit flyer hits the target during Wingsuit Flying World Championship in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China, September 11. China Daily via REUTERS

A wingsuit flyer hits the target during Wingsuit Flying World Championship in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China, September 11. China Daily via REUTERS

A wingsuit flyer hits the target during Wingsuit Flying World Championship in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China, September 11. China Daily via REUTERS
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A visitor wearing a T. Rex costume uses the lavatory at the London Comic Con, at the ExCel exhibition centre in east London, October 27. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

A visitor wearing a T. Rex costume uses the lavatory at the London Comic Con, at the ExCel exhibition centre in east London, October 27. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

A visitor wearing a T. Rex costume uses the lavatory at the London Comic Con, at the ExCel exhibition centre in east London, October 27. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan French Air Force base, Southwestern France, February 10. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan French Air Force base, Southwestern France, February 10. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan French Air Force base, Southwestern France, February 10. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Babyclon owner Cristina Iglesias adjusts an Avatar baby at the Bilbao Reborn Doll Show, a trade fair featuring hyperrealist silicone and vinyl babies, known as "Reborns", in Bilbao, northern Spain, June 11. REUTERS/Vincent West

Babyclon owner Cristina Iglesias adjusts an Avatar baby at the Bilbao Reborn Doll Show, a trade fair featuring hyperrealist silicone and vinyl babies, known as "Reborns", in Bilbao, northern Spain, June 11. REUTERS/Vincent West

Babyclon owner Cristina Iglesias adjusts an Avatar baby at the Bilbao Reborn Doll Show, a trade fair featuring hyperrealist silicone and vinyl babies, known as "Reborns", in Bilbao, northern Spain, June 11. REUTERS/Vincent West
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Chunhun (R), the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, and other members practice a Moranbong Band dance in Tokyo, October 29. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Chunhun (R), the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, and other members practice a Moranbong Band dance in Tokyo, October 29. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Chunhun (R), the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, and other members practice a Moranbong Band dance in Tokyo, October 29. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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The Ford and Virginia Tech research simulated a self-driving vehicle using a "seat suit" to conceal the human driver. This was done to explore pedestrian reaction to external lighting signals that indicate when the vehicle is driving, yielding or accelerating from a stop in Arlington, Virginia, September 13. 


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The Ford and Virginia Tech research simulated a self-driving vehicle using a "seat suit" to conceal the human driver. This was done to explore pedestrian reaction to external lighting signals that indicate when the vehicle is driving, yielding or...more

The Ford and Virginia Tech research simulated a self-driving vehicle using a "seat suit" to conceal the human driver. This was done to explore pedestrian reaction to external lighting signals that indicate when the vehicle is driving, yielding or accelerating from a stop in Arlington, Virginia, September 13. Ford Motor Company/via Reuters
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Palestinian barber Ramadan Odwan styles and straightens the hair of a customer with fire at his salon in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, February 2.  REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinian barber Ramadan Odwan styles and straightens the hair of a customer with fire at his salon in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, February 2. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinian barber Ramadan Odwan styles and straightens the hair of a customer with fire at his salon in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, February 2. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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A man carries his pet cat as he walks under the cherry blossoms at Tongji University in Shanghai, April 4. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man carries his pet cat as he walks under the cherry blossoms at Tongji University in Shanghai, April 4. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man carries his pet cat as he walks under the cherry blossoms at Tongji University in Shanghai, April 4. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A goat climbs on Kylie Kennedy during a yoga class with eight students and five goats at Jenness Farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire, May 18.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A goat climbs on Kylie Kennedy during a yoga class with eight students and five goats at Jenness Farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire, May 18. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A goat climbs on Kylie Kennedy during a yoga class with eight students and five goats at Jenness Farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire, May 18. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus show in Goricane, Slovenia, November 18. REUTERS/Borut Zivulovic

A man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus show in Goricane, Slovenia, November 18. REUTERS/Borut Zivulovic

A man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus show in Goricane, Slovenia, November 18. REUTERS/Borut Zivulovic
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A girl reacts as colored water is thrown on her face while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colors, in Mumbai, India, March 13. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

A girl reacts as colored water is thrown on her face while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colors, in Mumbai, India, March 13. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

A girl reacts as colored water is thrown on her face while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colors, in Mumbai, India, March 13. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
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Slime eels, otherwise known as Pacific hagfish, cover Highway 101 after a flatbed truck carrying them in tanks overturned near Depoe Bay, Oregon, July 13. 


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Slime eels, otherwise known as Pacific hagfish, cover Highway 101 after a flatbed truck carrying them in tanks overturned near Depoe Bay, Oregon, July 13. Depoe Bay Fire District/Handout via REUTERS

Slime eels, otherwise known as Pacific hagfish, cover Highway 101 after a flatbed truck carrying them in tanks overturned near Depoe Bay, Oregon, July 13. Depoe Bay Fire District/Handout via REUTERS
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A boy dressed as Pennywise the Dancing Clown from the movie "It" poses for a photo during a Halloween party in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 27.  REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A boy dressed as Pennywise the Dancing Clown from the movie "It" poses for a photo during a Halloween party in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 27. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A boy dressed as Pennywise the Dancing Clown from the movie "It" poses for a photo during a Halloween party in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 27. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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California "weed nun" Christine Meeusen, 57, (R), and India Delgado, who goes by the name Sister Eevee, smoke a joint at Sisters of the Valley near Merced, California, April 18.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

California "weed nun" Christine Meeusen, 57, (R), and India Delgado, who goes by the name Sister Eevee, smoke a joint at Sisters of the Valley near Merced, California, April 18. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

California "weed nun" Christine Meeusen, 57, (R), and India Delgado, who goes by the name Sister Eevee, smoke a joint at Sisters of the Valley near Merced, California, April 18. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Pigs are herded off a platform into water by breeders during daily exercise at a pig farm in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China August 14. REUTERS/Stringer

Pigs are herded off a platform into water by breeders during daily exercise at a pig farm in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China August 14. REUTERS/Stringer

Pigs are herded off a platform into water by breeders during daily exercise at a pig farm in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China August 14. REUTERS/Stringer
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Singer Grace Jones adjusts her hat as she arrives for the UK premiere of her movie "Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami" in London, Britain, October 25. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Singer Grace Jones adjusts her hat as she arrives for the UK premiere of her movie "Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami" in London, Britain, October 25. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Singer Grace Jones adjusts her hat as she arrives for the UK premiere of her movie "Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami" in London, Britain, October 25. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Willem Grant of Manhattan walks through British artist Lucy Sparrow's installation "The Convenience Store (8 'til Late)," which recreates a New York convenience store but with all the products made of felt at The Standard, High Line in Manhattan, New York, June 5. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Willem Grant of Manhattan walks through British artist Lucy Sparrow's installation "The Convenience Store (8 'til Late)," which recreates a New York convenience store but with all the products made of felt at The Standard, High Line in Manhattan, New...more

Willem Grant of Manhattan walks through British artist Lucy Sparrow's installation "The Convenience Store (8 'til Late)," which recreates a New York convenience store but with all the products made of felt at The Standard, High Line in Manhattan, New York, June 5. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Tom Morgan, from Bristol-based company The Adventurists, flies in a chair with large party balloons tied to it near Johannesburg, South Africa, October 20. 


The Adventurists and Richard Brandon Cox/via REUTERS

Tom Morgan, from Bristol-based company The Adventurists, flies in a chair with large party balloons tied to it near Johannesburg, South Africa, October 20. The Adventurists and Richard Brandon Cox/via REUTERS

Tom Morgan, from Bristol-based company The Adventurists, flies in a chair with large party balloons tied to it near Johannesburg, South Africa, October 20. The Adventurists and Richard Brandon Cox/via REUTERS
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Students of the Krasnoyarsk choreographic college Anastasia Shevtsova (R) and Yulia Lyakhovykh do leg-splits as they study for an exam and a performance by the graduates at the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, at the college's campus in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, May 4. REUTERS/ Ilya Naymushin

Students of the Krasnoyarsk choreographic college Anastasia Shevtsova (R) and Yulia Lyakhovykh do leg-splits as they study for an exam and a performance by the graduates at the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, at the college's campus in the...more

Students of the Krasnoyarsk choreographic college Anastasia Shevtsova (R) and Yulia Lyakhovykh do leg-splits as they study for an exam and a performance by the graduates at the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, at the college's campus in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, May 4. REUTERS/ Ilya Naymushin
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French Model Emeline Duhautoy poses with her collection of 1,679 stuffed toy cows she has been collecting for over seven years at her home in Saint-Omer, northern France, March 12. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French Model Emeline Duhautoy poses with her collection of 1,679 stuffed toy cows she has been collecting for over seven years at her home in Saint-Omer, northern France, March 12. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French Model Emeline Duhautoy poses with her collection of 1,679 stuffed toy cows she has been collecting for over seven years at her home in Saint-Omer, northern France, March 12. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Hanifa Doosti (C), 17, and other students of the Shaolin Wushu club show their Wushu skills to other students on a hilltop in Kabul, Afghanistan January 29. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Hanifa Doosti (C), 17, and other students of the Shaolin Wushu club show their Wushu skills to other students on a hilltop in Kabul, Afghanistan January 29. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Hanifa Doosti (C), 17, and other students of the Shaolin Wushu club show their Wushu skills to other students on a hilltop in Kabul, Afghanistan January 29. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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A woman with long hair poses for pictures in Weihai, Shandong province, China, April 22. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman with long hair poses for pictures in Weihai, Shandong province, China, April 22. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman with long hair poses for pictures in Weihai, Shandong province, China, April 22. REUTERS/Stringer
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Mermaid and diving instructor Luciana Fuzetti trains whilst wearing a mermaid tail in the Tijucas Islands in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 22. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Mermaid and diving instructor Luciana Fuzetti trains whilst wearing a mermaid tail in the Tijucas Islands in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 22. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Mermaid and diving instructor Luciana Fuzetti trains whilst wearing a mermaid tail in the Tijucas Islands in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 22. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A groom naps as newlywed couples attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, South Korea, September 7. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A groom naps as newlywed couples attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, South Korea, September 7. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A groom naps as newlywed couples attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, South Korea, September 7. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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