25 Offbeat Photos of the Month: March 2020

India | AFP | March 31, 2020, 10:22 am
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 A trained dog jumps through a ring of fire during a demonstration by Sri Lankan Commando Regiment soldiers following celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Commando Regiment of Sri Lanka's Army in Colombo. (Image: AFP)
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A trained dog jumps through a ring of fire during a demonstration by Sri Lankan Commando Regiment soldiers following celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Commando Regiment of Sri Lanka's Army in Colombo. (Image: AFP)

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 People dressed as Smurfs, a Belgian comic franchise centered on a fictional colony of small, blue, human-like creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest, attend a world-record gathering of Smurfs in Landerneau, western France. (Image: AFP)
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People dressed as Smurfs, a Belgian comic franchise centered on a fictional colony of small, blue, human-like creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest, attend a world-record gathering of Smurfs in Landerneau, western France. (Image: AFP)

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 The likeness of a Trabant, East Germany's iconic car, is suspended over a Berlin skyline with its landmark the tv tower during a publicity stunt for an amusement park. (Image: AFP)
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The likeness of a Trabant, East Germany's iconic car, is suspended over a Berlin skyline with its landmark the tv tower during a publicity stunt for an amusement park. (Image: AFP)

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 A boy wearing a mask poses for a picture during the
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A boy wearing a mask poses for a picture during the "Bele Poklade" carnival celebrations in the village of Lozovik, near Belgrade. (Image: AFP)

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 Three white tigers cub stand beside their mother Orissa at the zoological park of Amneville, northeastern France. (Image: AFP)
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Three white tigers cub stand beside their mother Orissa at the zoological park of Amneville, northeastern France. (Image: AFP)

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 A reveller smeared in colour powder celebrates the Holi, the spring festival of colours, in Mumbai. (Image: AFP)
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A reveller smeared in colour powder celebrates the Holi, the spring festival of colours, in Mumbai. (Image: AFP)

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 A handout photo provided by the China University of Geosciences shows the skull of a bird-like dinosaur named Oculudentavis khaungraae, discovered in a 99-million-year-old amber from northern Myanmar. (Image: AFP)
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A handout photo provided by the China University of Geosciences shows the skull of a bird-like dinosaur named Oculudentavis khaungraae, discovered in a 99-million-year-old amber from northern Myanmar. (Image: AFP)

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 Revellers wearing colourful wigs celebrate Holi, the spring festival of colours, in Siliguri. (Image: AFP)
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Revellers wearing colourful wigs celebrate Holi, the spring festival of colours, in Siliguri. (Image: AFP)

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 A man wears a face mask while he carries his dog with a protective suit as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Caracas. (Image: AFP)
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A man wears a face mask while he carries his dog with a protective suit as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Caracas. (Image: AFP)

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 French-Swiss artist Saype works on a collection of six giant biodegradable landart paintings in front of the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Paix in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast. (Image: AFP)
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French-Swiss artist Saype works on a collection of six giant biodegradable landart paintings in front of the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Paix in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast. (Image: AFP)

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 Vertical performers
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Vertical performers "BANDALOOP" perform at the opening of "Edge", the Western Hemisphere's highest outdoor sky deck in New York City. (Image: AFP)

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 A woman uses a face mask as a precautionary measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, while playing with pigeons at Bolivar square, in downtown Bogota. (Image: AFP)
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A woman uses a face mask as a precautionary measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, while playing with pigeons at Bolivar square, in downtown Bogota. (Image: AFP)

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 Apprentice Andrea Schulz presents a tablet with toilet paper shaped cakes at the bakery Schuerener Backparadies in Dortmund, western Germany, amidst the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. (Image: AFP)
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Apprentice Andrea Schulz presents a tablet with toilet paper shaped cakes at the bakery Schuerener Backparadies in Dortmund, western Germany, amidst the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. (Image: AFP)

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 A street vendor poses for a portrait while wearing a makeshift face mask made of fig leaves, in the Medina of Rabat, Morocco. (Image: AP)
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A street vendor poses for a portrait while wearing a makeshift face mask made of fig leaves, in the Medina of Rabat, Morocco. (Image: AP)

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 David Vazquez, a street performer dressed as the Joker, waits in hopes of pedestrians who will pay to take pictures with him in Mexico City. (Image: AP)
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David Vazquez, a street performer dressed as the Joker, waits in hopes of pedestrians who will pay to take pictures with him in Mexico City. (Image: AP)

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 A dog wearing a mask to prevent it from coming into contact with surfaces outside, amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus, walks on a street in Beijing. (Image: AP)
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A dog wearing a mask to prevent it from coming into contact with surfaces outside, amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus, walks on a street in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Firemen spray disinfectant in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus outbreak at the main business district, in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: AP)
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Firemen spray disinfectant in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus outbreak at the main business district, in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: AP)

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 Timed to the current outbreak of the worldwide coronavirus, Covid-Free Cupcakes with icing masks are on display in the Cheesecake House and Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)
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Timed to the current outbreak of the worldwide coronavirus, Covid-Free Cupcakes with icing masks are on display in the Cheesecake House and Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)

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 A picture shows the statue of the dog Greyfriars Bobby that has had a face mask placed on it in Edinburgh. (Image: AFP)
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A picture shows the statue of the dog Greyfriars Bobby that has had a face mask placed on it in Edinburgh. (Image: AFP)

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 A couple wearing protective masks as a precaution against the new virus spend time at the seafront in Mumbai. (Image: AP)
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A couple wearing protective masks as a precaution against the new virus spend time at the seafront in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 Restaurant owner Hoang Tung holds up a
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Restaurant owner Hoang Tung holds up a "Corona burger" in Hanoi, Vietnam. As the world is fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vietnamese restaurant hopes to cheer people up with their new creation, in which the burger buns shape like a coronavirus. (Image: AP)

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 A migrant worker Ramesh Meena from the neighboring state of Rajasthan carries her wife Ramila Meena, who fractured her leg, on his shoulder, as they leave for their village after the city comes under lockdown as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)
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A migrant worker Ramesh Meena from the neighboring state of Rajasthan carries her wife Ramila Meena, who fractured her leg, on his shoulder, as they leave for their village after the city comes under lockdown as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 The iconic Matterhorn mountain is illuminated by Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter aiming to send messages of hope, support and solidarity to the ones sufferings from the global coronavirus disease, COVID-19, pandemic in the alpine resort of Zermatt, Switzerland. (Image: AP)
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The iconic Matterhorn mountain is illuminated by Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter aiming to send messages of hope, support and solidarity to the ones sufferings from the global coronavirus disease, COVID-19, pandemic in the alpine resort of Zermatt, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

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 Zookeeper Benedetta Pellegrini wears a face mask as she feeds lemurs at the closed zoological garden in Rome. (Image: AP)
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Zookeeper Benedetta Pellegrini wears a face mask as she feeds lemurs at the closed zoological garden in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 A picture shows topiary ducks wearing protective masks over their beaks on a hedge in Chester, northwest England. (Image: AFP)
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A picture shows topiary ducks wearing protective masks over their beaks on a hedge in Chester, northwest England. (Image: AFP)

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