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It's an odd world out there

Last updated on: December 31, 2009 19:31 IST

Image: Odd moments
Photographs: Reuters

The flip side of life often goes unnoticed. They say a mark of a good photograph is its ability to convey not just the message but also its various hues.

rediff.com has listed some odd moments captured through 2009.

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Caught sighting

Image: Obama with Sarkozy at the G8 summit
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

Let your imagination run riot on this one.

United States President Barack Obama and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy take their places with junior G8 delegates, including Brazil's Mayora Tavares (left), for a family photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy on July 9, 2009.

Super Osama Bin Laden candy

Image: Nobody can have just one
Photographs: Jorge Silva/Reuters

A man holds a box of Pakistan-made 'Super Osama Bin Laden, Kulfa Balls' milk and coconut flavour hard candies bought at a bazaar in Kandahar city.

Not quite a headache

Image: A musical drama
Photographs: Kevin Zhao/Reuters

People's Liberation Army soldiers perform during a rehearsal of a musical drama entitled 'The Road of Revival' at a gymnasium in Beijing on August 19.

The musical drama is part of celebrations for October's 60th anniversary of the founding of Communist China, with the highlight being a massive parade by the PLA through the centre of Beijing.

 

Striking a pose

Image: Dragon on the chair
Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters
A one-year-old water dragon poses in a chair during training by her owner in the outskirts of Bangkok on September 10.

Santisak Dulapitak has been training his animals to appear in advertisements and movies for more than two decades.

All smiles

Image: The Watchmen logo
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters
A logo to promote the film The Watchmen is projected onto fine spray water screen over the River Thames near to the Houses of Parliament in London on March 4.

Football in top gear

Image: An automobile soccer match
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
Cars take part in an automobile soccer match during a demonstration of Top Gear Live before its performance in Hong Kong on February 19.

The British TV show was holding its first Asian tour to the territory.

Making themselves heard

Image: Mousavi's supporters protest on a tree
Photographs: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
Men hold campaign posters as they sit atop a tree during a rally in support of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi in Tehran on June 15.

One for the climate cause

Image: Underwater cabinet meeting in Maldives
Photographs: Maldives Government/Handout/Reuters
Maldivian Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Ibrahim Didi signs a declaration calling on countries to cut down carbon dioxide emissions ahead of a major UN climate change conference in December, in the Maldives, October 17.

The Maldivian president and ministers held the world's first underwater cabinet meeting, in a symbolic cry for help over rising sea levels that threaten the tropical archipelago's existence.