30 Offbeat Photos of the Month: January 2020

India | AFP | January 31, 2020, 9:12 am
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 A grey-bellied Night Monkey (Aotus Lemurinus) plays with a teddy bear at the veterinary clinic of the Cali Zoo in Cali, Colombia. (Image: AFP)
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A grey-bellied Night Monkey (Aotus Lemurinus) plays with a teddy bear at the veterinary clinic of the Cali Zoo in Cali, Colombia. (Image: AFP)

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 Members of the Sealed Knot, a society promoting interest in the English Civil War, fire muskets as they stage a reenactment of the Battle of Nantwich, a battle which took place near the town in 1644, in north west England. (Image: AFP)
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Members of the Sealed Knot, a society promoting interest in the English Civil War, fire muskets as they stage a reenactment of the Battle of Nantwich, a battle which took place near the town in 1644, in north west England. (Image: AFP)

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 Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he hosts a Chinese New Year reception at 10 Downing Street in central London. (Image: AFP)
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he hosts a Chinese New Year reception at 10 Downing Street in central London. (Image: AFP)

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 Attendees visit RuPaul's DragCon UK 2020 Drag Queen convention at Kensington Olympia in London. (Image: AFP)
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Attendees visit RuPaul's DragCon UK 2020 Drag Queen convention at Kensington Olympia in London. (Image: AFP)

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 A participant prepares to fly a garuda kite (a bird creature from Hindu mythology) at the International Kite Festival in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad. (Image: AFP)
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A participant prepares to fly a garuda kite (a bird creature from Hindu mythology) at the International Kite Festival in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad. (Image: AFP)

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 A picture shows a emperor moustached tamarin during the inventory at the Zoo in Bremerhaven, northern Germany. (Image: AFP)
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A picture shows a emperor moustached tamarin during the inventory at the Zoo in Bremerhaven, northern Germany. (Image: AFP)

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 Masked revellers take part in a carnival procession through the south-western North Macedonian village of Vevcani. (Image: AFP)
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Masked revellers take part in a carnival procession through the south-western North Macedonian village of Vevcani. (Image: AFP)

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 A 350-pound Warsaw grouper caught in waters off Florida thought to be 50-years-old. Jason Boyll of Sarasota, Florida caught the 350-pound grouper in about 600 feet of water using just a hook and line, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Wildlife Research Institute. (Image: AFP)
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A 350-pound Warsaw grouper caught in waters off Florida thought to be 50-years-old. Jason Boyll of Sarasota, Florida caught the 350-pound grouper in about 600 feet of water using just a hook and line, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Wildlife Research Institute. (Image: AFP)

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 A crowned lemur is pictured during the annual stocktaking at the zoo in Erfurt, eastern Germany. (Image: AFP)
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A crowned lemur is pictured during the annual stocktaking at the zoo in Erfurt, eastern Germany. (Image: AFP)

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 A baker prepares an approximatively 6.5-km long cake as a attempt aim to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cake, in Kerala. (Image: AFP)
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A baker prepares an approximatively 6.5-km long cake as a attempt aim to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cake, in Kerala. (Image: AFP)

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 Men lead cattle over burning haystack, a traditional ritual believed to ward off evil eye and bring good fortune and protection to the families owning the cattle, during the Makar Sankranti festival in Bangaluru. (Image: AFP)
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Men lead cattle over burning haystack, a traditional ritual believed to ward off evil eye and bring good fortune and protection to the families owning the cattle, during the Makar Sankranti festival in Bangaluru. (Image: AFP)

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 A newborn rhino with his mother stand in their enclosure at the Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands. (Image: AFP)
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A newborn rhino with his mother stand in their enclosure at the Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands. (Image: AFP)

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 A faithful with her pig attends St. Anthony Abbott traditional mass for the blessing of the animals at Sant' Eusebio church in Rome. (Image: AFP)
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A faithful with her pig attends St. Anthony Abbott traditional mass for the blessing of the animals at Sant' Eusebio church in Rome. (Image: AFP)

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 A snow sculpture depicting a car is seen at Budgam district in Srinagar. (Image: AFP)
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A snow sculpture depicting a car is seen at Budgam district in Srinagar. (Image: AFP)

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 A picture shows a murmuration of starlings before landing to roost near the southern Israeli city of Rahat, in the Negev desert. (Image: AFP)
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A picture shows a murmuration of starlings before landing to roost near the southern Israeli city of Rahat, in the Negev desert. (Image: AFP)

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 A visitor observes a shark in one of pools at the
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A visitor observes a shark in one of pools at the "Haus des Meeres" aquarium in Vienna, Austria. (Image: AFP)

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 Devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the auspicious bathing day of 'Mauni Amavasya' at the annual Magh Mela festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AFP)
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Devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the auspicious bathing day of 'Mauni Amavasya' at the annual Magh Mela festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AFP)

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 A newborn giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) puts out his tongue while sitting on his mother Zenobia in their enclosure at the zoo in Dortmund, western Germany. (Image: AFP)
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A newborn giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) puts out his tongue while sitting on his mother Zenobia in their enclosure at the zoo in Dortmund, western Germany. (Image: AFP)

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 The PowerEgg X autonomous personal AI camera converts into a drone and flies through falling water at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Image: AFP)
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The PowerEgg X autonomous personal AI camera converts into a drone and flies through falling water at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Image: AFP)

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 A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival, which is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal, on the outskirts of Madurai town, in Tamil Nadu. (Image: AFP)
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A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival, which is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal, on the outskirts of Madurai town, in Tamil Nadu. (Image: AFP)

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 A worker arranges flowers in front of a decoration with a figure of a rat to celebrate Lunar New Year at a park in Hanoi. (Image: AFP)
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A worker arranges flowers in front of a decoration with a figure of a rat to celebrate Lunar New Year at a park in Hanoi. (Image: AFP)

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 People take part in the annual 'No Trousers On The Tube Day' (No Pants Subway Ride) on the London Underground in central London. (Image: AFP)
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People take part in the annual 'No Trousers On The Tube Day' (No Pants Subway Ride) on the London Underground in central London. (Image: AFP)

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 A baby pygmy hippo born in captivity swims while is displayed for the first time to the public at the Buin Zoo in Santiago, Chile. (Image: AFP)
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A baby pygmy hippo born in captivity swims while is displayed for the first time to the public at the Buin Zoo in Santiago, Chile. (Image: AFP)

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 A man holds an ice brick after praying in ice-cold water in a ceremony to purify his soul and wish for good health in the new year at the Teppozu Inari shrine in Tokyo, Japan. (Image: AFP)
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A man holds an ice brick after praying in ice-cold water in a ceremony to purify his soul and wish for good health in the new year at the Teppozu Inari shrine in Tokyo, Japan. (Image: AFP)

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 A clown hot-air balloon are pictured over the village Filzmoos in the Dachstein mountains, Austria. (Image: AFP)
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A clown hot-air balloon are pictured over the village Filzmoos in the Dachstein mountains, Austria. (Image: AFP)

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 A newborn chimpanzee baby holds its mother's toe with the mouth at the Sao Paulo Zoo, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AFP)
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A newborn chimpanzee baby holds its mother's toe with the mouth at the Sao Paulo Zoo, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AFP)

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 Army tanks drive past during the rehearsal for the upcoming Indian Republic Day parade along Rajpath in New Delhi. (Image: AFP)
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Army tanks drive past during the rehearsal for the upcoming Indian Republic Day parade along Rajpath in New Delhi. (Image: AFP)

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 Tata Steel Chess Tournament winner Italian-American chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana challenges politicians during his simultaneous chess match in The Hague. (Image: AFP)
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Tata Steel Chess Tournament winner Italian-American chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana challenges politicians during his simultaneous chess match in The Hague. (Image: AFP)

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 People run into the Atlantic ocean during the annual Polar Bear plunge at Coney Island in New York. (Image: AFP)
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People run into the Atlantic ocean during the annual Polar Bear plunge at Coney Island in New York. (Image: AFP)

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 Swimmers wearing fancy dress costumes take part in the annual New Year's Day Swim, in Saundersfoot, Wales, Britain. (Image: AFP)
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Swimmers wearing fancy dress costumes take part in the annual New Year's Day Swim, in Saundersfoot, Wales, Britain. (Image: AFP)

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