A boy displays boiled rats for sale on the main highway in Malawi's capital Lilongwe.
A chef cooks field rats at a wild game restaurant in Guangzhou, China. Wild animals are kept, sold and butchered openly in unsanitary conditions in Guangdong, which is monitoring its first confirmed SARS patient in months.
Leonardo Lima da Silva, 17, offers for sale to passing vehicles an armadillo that he and his brother hunted down to earn some cash, near Maraba in the Brazilian Amazon region.
In spite of the government prohibition of the sale of wild animals for meat, many people in the region still hunt commercially for a living.
Mac Smith, 14, (R) pauses to chew his rattlesnake as Sam Pintor, 18, (L) finishes eating during the rattlesnake eating contest at the 48th annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas.
Sweetwater is home to the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up which started as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock.
A boy from New York's Public School 7 from the Bronx holds an hors d'oeuvre prepared with an insect, before eating it at New York's Museum of Natural History.
Noted chefs were preparing inventive dishes for school children with insects as part of the Museum's "Adventures in the Global Kitchen," a program that highlights cultures around the world through their cuisine.
The Museum was launching the program in conjunction with the release of the new Imax film "A Rainforest Adventure-Bugs."
A Belarussian special forces soldier eats a live frog during performance to celebrate the end of the sowing season in the village of Viazze, some 100km south-east of Minsk.
A Thai man poses while drinking a glass of rice wine with a scorpion in the village of Baan Niyomchai in Lopburi province, about 250 km (155 miles) north of Bangkok.
Villagers there are found of wine fermented with scorpions, believing the insects can cure various diseases and improve sexual potency.
A raw blood dish is displayed with cooked entrails at a restaurant in Hanoi.
Frozen pudding from fresh duck or pig blood is a popular dish in the Southeast Asian country although duck blood is less consumed following bird flu outbreaks that have killed at least 55 Vietnamese since late 2003.
Human breast milk is seen in the refrigerator of chef Daniel Angerer at their apartment in New York, March 10, 2010.
Angerer has used the excess breast milk of his wife Lori Mason to make cheese at their apartment.
A villager, dries 'ampo', a traditional snack made from clean, gravel-free dark earth, in Tuban, East Java.
Although there is no medical evidence, villagers believe the soil snacks are an effective pain-killer and pregnant women are encouraged to eat them as it is believed to refine the skin of the unborn baby.