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Offbeat photos of the month: July 2017

World | AFP | July 30, 2017, 7:18 pm
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 A.J. Kirsch pours beer on himself during Hoodslam, an underground professional wrestling event, in Oakland, California on July 7, 2017. Hoodslam performances combine professional wrestling with bizarre characters as well as profanity, sexuality, and public consumption of drugs and alcohol. (Image: AFP)

A.J. Kirsch pours beer on himself during Hoodslam, an underground professional wrestling event, in Oakland, California on July 7, 2017. Hoodslam performances combine professional wrestling with bizarre characters as well as profanity, sexuality, and public consumption of drugs and alcohol. (Image: AFP)

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 A man jumping with his bike performs prior to the start of the 212,5 km third stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 3, 2017 between Verviers, Belgium and Longwy, France. (Image: AFP)

A man jumping with his bike performs prior to the start of the 212,5 km third stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 3, 2017 between Verviers, Belgium and Longwy, France. (Image: AFP)

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 A young married couple runs on the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel tower on July 4, 2017 in Paris. (Image: AFP)

A young married couple runs on the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel tower on July 4, 2017 in Paris. (Image: AFP)

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 A horse interacts with a stud master during a program called 'Piber meets Vienna 2017' at the famous Spanish Horse Riding School at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria on July 5, 2015. (Image: AFP)

A horse interacts with a stud master during a program called 'Piber meets Vienna 2017' at the famous Spanish Horse Riding School at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria on July 5, 2015. (Image: AFP)

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 This picture taken on July 6, 2017, shows traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls, called Matryoshka dolls, depicting US President Donald Trump (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin at a gift shop in central Moscow. US president Donald Trump is due to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on July 7, 2017 during G20 summit in Germany. (Image: AFP)

This picture taken on July 6, 2017, shows traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls, called Matryoshka dolls, depicting US President Donald Trump (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin at a gift shop in central Moscow. US president Donald Trump is due to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on July 7, 2017 during G20 summit in Germany. (Image: AFP)

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 Britain's Heather Watson throws her racquet to try to hit the ball in a return against Belarus's Victoria Azarenka during their women's singles third round match on the fifth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2017. (Image: AFP)

Britain's Heather Watson throws her racquet to try to hit the ball in a return against Belarus's Victoria Azarenka during their women's singles third round match on the fifth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Participants pose backdropped by the Cologne cathedral during the Christopher Street Day Parade

Participants pose backdropped by the Cologne cathedral during the Christopher Street Day Parade "ColognePride" in Cologne, western Germany, on July 9, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Participants have their heads covered with mock butterflies during the Christopher Street Day Parade

Participants have their heads covered with mock butterflies during the Christopher Street Day Parade "ColognePride" in Cologne, western Germany, on July 9, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 The full moon rises by the ancient temple of Poseidon (Neptun) at cape Sounio, some 65 km southeast of Athens, on July 9, 2017. (Image: AFP)

The full moon rises by the ancient temple of Poseidon (Neptun) at cape Sounio, some 65 km southeast of Athens, on July 9, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Indian devotees dressed as Potharaju, brother of the Hindu goddess Mahakali, perform during the traditional festival of 'Bonalu', a ritual offering to the goddess Mahakali at Sri Ujjaini Mahankali Temple in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on July 10, 2017. Bonalu is an annual festival of Southern indian state of Telangana, where the Goddess Mahakali is honoured mostly by women with offerings of food and dancing. (Image: AFP)

Indian devotees dressed as Potharaju, brother of the Hindu goddess Mahakali, perform during the traditional festival of 'Bonalu', a ritual offering to the goddess Mahakali at Sri Ujjaini Mahankali Temple in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on July 10, 2017. Bonalu is an annual festival of Southern indian state of Telangana, where the Goddess Mahakali is honoured mostly by women with offerings of food and dancing. (Image: AFP)

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 A Wensleydale sheep stands in its pen on the first day of the Great Yorkshire Show near Harrogate in northern England on July 11, 2017. The agricultural show, which was first held in 1838, showcases all aspects of country life. Organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), it is held each July and attracts around 130,000 visitors over the three days. (Image: AFP)

A Wensleydale sheep stands in its pen on the first day of the Great Yorkshire Show near Harrogate in northern England on July 11, 2017. The agricultural show, which was first held in 1838, showcases all aspects of country life. Organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), it is held each July and attracts around 130,000 visitors over the three days. (Image: AFP)

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 Brian Wilson, 10 of Redford smiles after being crowned Mud Day King at Wayne County's annual Mud Day at Nankin Mills Park on July 11, 2017 in Westland, Michigan. The mud pit contains 200 tons(181 metric tons) of top soil and 20,000 gallons(75,708 liters) of water. (Image: AFP)

Brian Wilson, 10 of Redford smiles after being crowned Mud Day King at Wayne County's annual Mud Day at Nankin Mills Park on July 11, 2017 in Westland, Michigan. The mud pit contains 200 tons(181 metric tons) of top soil and 20,000 gallons(75,708 liters) of water. (Image: AFP)

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 A member of the public wearing a bunny mask reacts on the first day of the 26th edition of the

A member of the public wearing a bunny mask reacts on the first day of the 26th edition of the "Vieilles Charrues" music festival in Carhaix-Plouguer, northwestern France, on July 13, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 A little girl plays along a memorial in Shenyang, Liaoning province on July 13, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A little girl plays along a memorial in Shenyang, Liaoning province on July 13, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 This photo taken on July 14, 2017 shows two women performing underwater pole dancing for visitors at the Zuohai Underwater World in Fuzhou, in China's Fujian Province. (Image: AFP)

This photo taken on July 14, 2017 shows two women performing underwater pole dancing for visitors at the Zuohai Underwater World in Fuzhou, in China's Fujian Province. (Image: AFP)

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 Fireworks light the sky above the Eiffel Tower in the French capital Paris, on July 14, 2017 as part of France's annual Bastille Day celebrations as seen from the Panoramic Observatory of the Montparnasse Tower. (Image: AFP)

Fireworks light the sky above the Eiffel Tower in the French capital Paris, on July 14, 2017 as part of France's annual Bastille Day celebrations as seen from the Panoramic Observatory of the Montparnasse Tower. (Image: AFP)

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 A beluga whale sprays water towards visitors during a summer attraction at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on July 16, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A beluga whale sprays water towards visitors during a summer attraction at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on July 16, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 President Donald Trump swings a Marucci baseball bat in the Blue Room during a

President Donald Trump swings a Marucci baseball bat in the Blue Room during a "Made in America" product showcase event at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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" along the road during the 165 km sixteenth stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 18, 2017 between Le Puy-en-Velay and Romans-sur-Isere. (Image: AFP)

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 A boy bursts a soap-bubble at Gorky Park in Moscow on July 19, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A boy bursts a soap-bubble at Gorky Park in Moscow on July 19, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 A jaguar (Panthera onca) hunts a fish as it swims in its enclosure at Pessac Zoo on the outskirts of Bordeaux on July 20, 2017. Two jaguars - 'Catalina' and 'Mato' two and one years old respectively - are on display at the zoo on the outskirts of Bordeaux for the first time in Europe and have an enclosure which includes a pool of some 100 cubic metres where members of the public can observe their predatory aquatic abilities. (Image: AFP)

A jaguar (Panthera onca) hunts a fish as it swims in its enclosure at Pessac Zoo on the outskirts of Bordeaux on July 20, 2017. Two jaguars - 'Catalina' and 'Mato' two and one years old respectively - are on display at the zoo on the outskirts of Bordeaux for the first time in Europe and have an enclosure which includes a pool of some 100 cubic metres where members of the public can observe their predatory aquatic abilities. (Image: AFP)

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 A Polar bear swims in a pool at the center of reproduction of rare species of animals at the Moscow Zoo in the village of Sychevo, Moscow Region on July 24, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A Polar bear swims in a pool at the center of reproduction of rare species of animals at the Moscow Zoo in the village of Sychevo, Moscow Region on July 24, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Indigenous people in costumes made of hen feathers, pay tribute to their patron saint, San Francisco Solano, during the

Indigenous people in costumes made of hen feathers, pay tribute to their patron saint, San Francisco Solano, during the "Guaicuru Nemonde" traditional festival in Emboscada, Paraguay, about 50 km northeast of Asuncion, on July 24, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Santas jump for a picture into the water at the amusement park Dyrehavsbakken in Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen on July 25, 2017. Since 1957, Santas from all over the world meet at the annual Santa Claus World Congress. (Image: AFP)

Santas jump for a picture into the water at the amusement park Dyrehavsbakken in Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen on July 25, 2017. Since 1957, Santas from all over the world meet at the annual Santa Claus World Congress. (Image: AFP)

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 A still unnamed koala clings to a cuddly toy as it is been weighed at the zoo Duisburg, western Germany, on July 26, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A still unnamed koala clings to a cuddly toy as it is been weighed at the zoo Duisburg, western Germany, on July 26, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Aquarists deliver a

Aquarists deliver a "cake" for Canola, a Singapore-born manatee, to celebrate its third birthday at the River Safari in Singapore on July 26, 2017. Canola, weighing over 30 kilograms at birth, celebrated its third birthday 10 times heavier weighing around 300 kilogrames on July 26. (Image: AFP)

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 Two young Asian women jump simultaneously for a souvenir picture near the Eiffel Tower at the Palais de Chaillot on early July 26, 2017 in Paris. (Image: AFP)

Two young Asian women jump simultaneously for a souvenir picture near the Eiffel Tower at the Palais de Chaillot on early July 26, 2017 in Paris. (Image: AFP)

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 Assateague wild ponies rear up on each other during the annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim in Chincoteague Island, Virginia, on July 26, 2017. (Image: AFP)

Assateague wild ponies rear up on each other during the annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim in Chincoteague Island, Virginia, on July 26, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 A man jumps in a flooded street after a heavy downpour of rain and hail at Besiktas near Istanbul on July 27, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A man jumps in a flooded street after a heavy downpour of rain and hail at Besiktas near Istanbul on July 27, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 A picture taken on July 28, 2017 shows an aerial view of hot air-balloons at Chambley-Bussieres airbase, near Hageville, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 456 balloons on July 28, 2017 as part of the biennal event

A picture taken on July 28, 2017 shows an aerial view of hot air-balloons at Chambley-Bussieres airbase, near Hageville, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 456 balloons on July 28, 2017 as part of the biennal event "Mondial Air Ballons", an international air-balloon meeting. (Image: AFP)