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Off-beat photos of the month: May 2017

World | AFP | May 31, 2017, 12:42 pm
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 Tourists take pictures of cows on the Mare e Sol beach in Coti-Chiavari, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, on May 17, 2017.<br />A herd of some thirty wild cattle take up their summer residence on stretch of beach each year. (Image: AFP)

Tourists take pictures of cows on the Mare e Sol beach in Coti-Chiavari, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, on May 17, 2017.
A herd of some thirty wild cattle take up their summer residence on stretch of beach each year. (Image: AFP)

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 Performers from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus stage their final farewell presentation on May 21, 2017 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, the circus that has entertained crowds for 146 years with its 'Greatest Show on Earth'. (Image: AFP)

Performers from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus stage their final farewell presentation on May 21, 2017 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, the circus that has entertained crowds for 146 years with its 'Greatest Show on Earth'. (Image: AFP)

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 Lebanese groom Tommy kisses the hand of his bride Nadine's while water skiing dressed in their wedding clothes in the waters off the bay of Jounieh, north of Beirut, on May 29, 2017. Tommy and Nadine got married in a civil wedding in Cyprus last week before celebrating in Lebanon. (Image: AFP)

Lebanese groom Tommy kisses the hand of his bride Nadine's while water skiing dressed in their wedding clothes in the waters off the bay of Jounieh, north of Beirut, on May 29, 2017. Tommy and Nadine got married in a civil wedding in Cyprus last week before celebrating in Lebanon. (Image: AFP)

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 A man stands in a door of the sculpture 'Fat House' (2003) by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm in the Garden of the Upper Belvedere castle in Vienna, Austria on May 4, 2017.<br />The exhibition 'Erwin Wurm - Performative Sculptures' will be on display in the nearby 21er Haus Museum of Contemporary Art from 2 June to 10 September. Wurm's work will be shown in the Austrian Pavilion of the Art Biennale 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Image: AFP)

A man stands in a door of the sculpture 'Fat House' (2003) by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm in the Garden of the Upper Belvedere castle in Vienna, Austria on May 4, 2017.
The exhibition 'Erwin Wurm - Performative Sculptures' will be on display in the nearby 21er Haus Museum of Contemporary Art from 2 June to 10 September. Wurm's work will be shown in the Austrian Pavilion of the Art Biennale 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Image: AFP)

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 Yazmin Ugalde participates in the 6th Edition of the Paradise Tattoo Convention in San Antonio de Belen, 20 km west of San Jose, Costa Rica on May 5, 2017, which drew more than 300 local and international tattoo artists. (Image: AFP)

Yazmin Ugalde participates in the 6th Edition of the Paradise Tattoo Convention in San Antonio de Belen, 20 km west of San Jose, Costa Rica on May 5, 2017, which drew more than 300 local and international tattoo artists. (Image: AFP)

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 Pope Francis addresses the crowd during a weekly general audience in St Peter's square on May 10, 2017 in Vatican. (Image: AFP)

Pope Francis addresses the crowd during a weekly general audience in St Peter's square on May 10, 2017 in Vatican. (Image: AFP)

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 Davi de Oliveira Moreira, known as Sereio (merman in Portuguese), poses in his mermaid tail costume at Arpoador Rock on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 3, 2017.<br />The 22-year-old Brazilian is part of a growing mermaid craze in Brazil. (Image: AFP)

Davi de Oliveira Moreira, known as Sereio (merman in Portuguese), poses in his mermaid tail costume at Arpoador Rock on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 3, 2017.
The 22-year-old Brazilian is part of a growing mermaid craze in Brazil. (Image: AFP)

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 A waiter looks at a collage showing Pope Francis kissing US President Donald Trump with a caption by artist TvBoy reading in English and Italian 'The Good forgives the Evil' in tiny letters along Francis’ belt, on May 11, 2017 near Castel Sant'Angelo in central Rome. (Image: AFP)

A waiter looks at a collage showing Pope Francis kissing US President Donald Trump with a caption by artist TvBoy reading in English and Italian 'The Good forgives the Evil' in tiny letters along Francis’ belt, on May 11, 2017 near Castel Sant'Angelo in central Rome. (Image: AFP)

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 Sumo wresters hold up crying babies in front of a referee (C) clad in a traditional costume during a 'Baby-cry Sumo' event at the Kamegaike-Hachiman Shrine in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, on May 14, 2017.<br /> Some 150 babies aged under two took part in the annual baby crying contest in the Shinto shrine in Sagamihara. Japanese parents believe that sumo wrestlers can help make babies cry out a wish to grow up with good health. (Image: AFP)

Sumo wresters hold up crying babies in front of a referee (C) clad in a traditional costume during a 'Baby-cry Sumo' event at the Kamegaike-Hachiman Shrine in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, on May 14, 2017.
Some 150 babies aged under two took part in the annual baby crying contest in the Shinto shrine in Sagamihara. Japanese parents believe that sumo wrestlers can help make babies cry out a wish to grow up with good health. (Image: AFP)

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 Shaquille O'Neal and Breckin Meyer attend the Turner Upfront 2017 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 17, 2017 in New York City. (Image: AFP)

Shaquille O'Neal and Breckin Meyer attend the Turner Upfront 2017 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 17, 2017 in New York City. (Image: AFP)

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 This photo taken on May 18, 2017 shows tour guides from Slender West Lake scenic attending an etiquette training for China Tourism Day on May 19. (Image: AFP)

This photo taken on May 18, 2017 shows tour guides from Slender West Lake scenic attending an etiquette training for China Tourism Day on May 19. (Image: AFP)

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 A monkey leaps into a pond on a hot day in Allahabad on May 19, 2017.<br />According to local reports temperatures have soared in the northern Indian city to 47.28 Celsius. (Image: AFP)

A monkey leaps into a pond on a hot day in Allahabad on May 19, 2017.
According to local reports temperatures have soared in the northern Indian city to 47.28 Celsius. (Image: AFP)

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 People take a selfie as they stand on top of a statue facing the Eiffel Tower on May 21, 2017, in Paris. (Image: AFP)

People take a selfie as they stand on top of a statue facing the Eiffel Tower on May 21, 2017, in Paris. (Image: AFP)

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 A man wearing a floral tie poses in front of daffodils at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 22, 2017.<br />The Chelsea flower show, held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, opens to the public on May 23. (Image: AFP)

A man wearing a floral tie poses in front of daffodils at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 22, 2017.
The Chelsea flower show, held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, opens to the public on May 23. (Image: AFP)

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 An actor dressed as a zombie arrives on May 24, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Zombillenium' at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Image: AFP)

An actor dressed as a zombie arrives on May 24, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Zombillenium' at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Image: AFP)

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 German fashion editor Veronika Heilbrunner wears a dress showing a photo of US actor Clint Eastwood and Manis the orangutan from the 1978 film 'Every Which Way But Loose' as she arrives on May 24, 2017 for the screening of the film 'The Beguiled' at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Image: AFP)

German fashion editor Veronika Heilbrunner wears a dress showing a photo of US actor Clint Eastwood and Manis the orangutan from the 1978 film 'Every Which Way But Loose' as she arrives on May 24, 2017 for the screening of the film 'The Beguiled' at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Image: AFP)

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 Members of the 'DC cosplay bunnies' pose together for a photograph on the second day of the London 'MCM Comic Con' at the ExCel centre in east London, on May 27, 2017.<br />The comic convention is the largest of it's type in the UK and sees fans and enthusiasts flock to the ExCel centre to meet their heros, browse merchandise and see previews of upcoming releases. (Image: AFP)

Members of the 'DC cosplay bunnies' pose together for a photograph on the second day of the London 'MCM Comic Con' at the ExCel centre in east London, on May 27, 2017.
The comic convention is the largest of it's type in the UK and sees fans and enthusiasts flock to the ExCel centre to meet their heros, browse merchandise and see previews of upcoming releases. (Image: AFP)

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 A dachshund dog wears a gipsy's costume during an annual dachshund parade in Saint Petersburg, on May 27, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A dachshund dog wears a gipsy's costume during an annual dachshund parade in Saint Petersburg, on May 27, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 A boy dives from the breakwater off a beach in Barcelona on May 28, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A boy dives from the breakwater off a beach in Barcelona on May 28, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a sip of beer after delivering a speech during a joint campaigning event of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christion Social Union (CSU) in Munich, southern Germany, on May 27, 2017. (Image: AFP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a sip of beer after delivering a speech during a joint campaigning event of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christion Social Union (CSU) in Munich, southern Germany, on May 27, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 People covered in coloured powder participate in the Indian inspired Holi Festival in Burgos, north of Spain on May 27, 2017.<br />Participants throw coloured powder at each other during the Hindu festival of Holi, also known as Festival of Colors, that marks the arrival of spring. (Image: AFP)

People covered in coloured powder participate in the Indian inspired Holi Festival in Burgos, north of Spain on May 27, 2017.
Participants throw coloured powder at each other during the Hindu festival of Holi, also known as Festival of Colors, that marks the arrival of spring. (Image: AFP)

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 Greek choreographer and dancer Katerina Soldatou performs above the Corinth Canal, as part of the Greece Has Soul project on May 30, 2017 in Corinth. (Image: AFP)

Greek choreographer and dancer Katerina Soldatou performs above the Corinth Canal, as part of the Greece Has Soul project on May 30, 2017 in Corinth. (Image: AFP)

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 A cat sits in the window of the flat of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017.<br />WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had a rape investigation against him in Sweden dropped on May 19, 2017, has lived in Ecuador's embassy in London for nearly five years to avoid arrest. (Image: AFP)

A cat sits in the window of the flat of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had a rape investigation against him in Sweden dropped on May 19, 2017, has lived in Ecuador's embassy in London for nearly five years to avoid arrest. (Image: AFP)