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Double Take: Odd PHOTOS from around the world

Last updated on: October 18, 2010 09:46 IST

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Here's are some odd photos you may not see everyday.

Image: A participant rides in a self-made flying craft during the Red Bull Flugtag (Flight Day) event at West Kowloon Heliport in Hong Kong on October 10. Forty teams competed to build a craft capable of flying the furthest without the use of an engine.

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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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Image: An artist performs in front of Pope Benedict XVI during his Wednesday general audience at Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican October 13, 2010.


Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters
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Image: A bride takes a nap as newlyweds attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Sun Moon University in Asan, south of Seoul on October 10, 2010. The Unification Church founded by evangelist reverend Moon Sun-myung in Seoul in 1954, performed its first mass wedding in 1961 with 33 couples. Seven thousand and two hundred couples attended the mass wedding.


Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters
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Image: People picnic and take breakfast on the main deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the Breakfast on the Bridge event in central Sydney on October 10, 2010. According to local media, Australia's national soccer team "Soceroos" have agreed to attend this event to help increase Australia's chances of hosting the 2022 World Cup. More than 7,000 people gathered to picnic and have breakfast on the bridge.


Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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Image: Chefs cook an omelette during a Guinness World Records attempt for the world's largest omelette in Ankara October 8, 2010. The Turkish Egg Producers Association celebrated World Egg Day on October 8 with an attempt to cook the world's largest omelette weighing 6 tons with a total of 432 litres of oil and 110,000 eggs used. The current record holder for the largest omelette was one made in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, on October 9, 2009 weighing 3.625 tons, according to the Guinness World Records website.


Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters
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Image: Labourers with their clothes splattered with silver paint travel on a tricycle from one position of the race track to another to work on the track that will be used for the road cycling race event of the Commonwealth Games on the outskirts of New Delhi on October 11, 2010. The event was held on October 13.





Photographs: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters
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Image: Duncan Berry holds the door open as his children Jemima (Left) and Hugo choose books from the village phone box in Marton cum Grafton, northern England October 9, 2010. The classic red phone booth in the centre of the village, was bought by residents and turned into a book exchange, as part of British Telecom's Adopt a Kiosk campaign, which has seen more than 350 red phone boxes adopted by small communities across Britain, local media reported.



Photographs: Nigel Roddis/Reuters
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Image: A woman views an exhibit of a plastinated human body during an exhibition titled 'Myth of the Human Bodies' in Manila. Real human body samples in the exhibition are made possible by plastination, a body-preservation technique developed by German anatomist Gunther von Hagens. The exhibition is in the Philippines for six months.


 


Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters
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Image: A man lies on the ground, surrounded by candles, during a spiritual ceremony believed to promote good health as part of the religious festival revering Maria Lionza in the mountains of Sorte in Yaracuy. Maria Lionza is a revered goddess in a popular religion in Venezuela, which contains aspects of African, indigenous, and Catholic beliefs.


Photographs: Jorge Silva/Reuters
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Image: Barb Higgins (centre) reacts as the bobsled she is riding in goes out of control while being pushed by members of the Canadian Olympic bobsled team in Calgary, Alberta, on October 12, 2010. Higgins who is running for mayor of the City of Calgary was racing against one of her opponents Craig Burrows.


Photographs: Todd Korol/Reuters
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Image: A employee poses with the Black Horse Lamp displayed inside a hotel in Taipei. The piece was conceptualised by design house Moooi of the Netherlands and is made from PVC/cotton on a metal structure.



Photographs: Nicky Loh/Reuters
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Image: A sculpture called "crippled hand" from Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan is placed in front of stock exchange palace in Milan.

 

 


Photographs: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
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Image: People walk through the doors of a cardboard car during a street party on Serrano street in Madrid. Serrano street was closed off to vehicle traffic to celebrate the ending of construction work done to make the upscale shopping street more pedestrian friendly.


Photographs: Susana Vera/Reuters
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Image: Genetically engineered angelfish (Pterophyllum) glow in a tank under a blacklight, at a fish farm in Pingtung, southern Taiwan. The fish are the world's first fluorescent angelfish, which were created by a joint project between Taiwan's Academia Sinica and Jy Lin, a private biotechnology company. The breed is the largest fluorescent fish in the world, which are able to mate and reproduce, said Yu-Ho Lin, chairman of Jy Lin. The fish are expected to be sold at around $30 after certification.


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