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Offbeat Photos of the Month: October 2017

World | AFP | October 31, 2017, 3:58 pm
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 A sculpture by artist James Dive is seen at the

A sculpture by artist James Dive is seen at the "Sculpture by the Sea" exhibition near Bondi beach in Sydney on October 19, 2017. The "Sculpture by the Sea" exhibition started along the Bondi beach to Tamarama beach coastal walk and runs till November 5. (Image: AFP)

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 Two Yorkshire terrier dogs are pictured during the International dog exhibition in Bishkek on October 1, 2017.<br />Dog breeders from Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan take part in the exhibition. (Image: AFP)

Two Yorkshire terrier dogs are pictured during the International dog exhibition in Bishkek on October 1, 2017.
Dog breeders from Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan take part in the exhibition. (Image: AFP)

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 People throw lotus flowers at a floating statue of Buddha during the Rab Bua (Lotus Receiving) festival to mark the end of Buddhist Lent in the central Thai province of Samut Prakan on October 4, 2017. (Image: AFP)

People throw lotus flowers at a floating statue of Buddha during the Rab Bua (Lotus Receiving) festival to mark the end of Buddhist Lent in the central Thai province of Samut Prakan on October 4, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Brown Capuchin monkeys sit on a rope in an enclosure at the city zoo in Saint Petersburg on October 6, 2017. (Image: AFP)

Brown Capuchin monkeys sit on a rope in an enclosure at the city zoo in Saint Petersburg on October 6, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Festgoers pose inside the ACL Fest frame on Day 1 of the 2017 ACL Music Festival held at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on October 6, 2017. (Image: AFP)

Festgoers pose inside the ACL Fest frame on Day 1 of the 2017 ACL Music Festival held at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on October 6, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Comic Con fans in costume for the 3rd day of the 2017 New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center on October 7, 2017. The four-day event which runs October 6-9 is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. The four-day event which runs October 6-9 is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. (Image: AFP)

Comic Con fans in costume for the 3rd day of the 2017 New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center on October 7, 2017. The four-day event which runs October 6-9 is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. The four-day event which runs October 6-9 is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. (Image: AFP)

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 A child is touching a light object called

A child is touching a light object called "The Museum of the Moon" created by British artist Luke Jerram and displayed at the Medical Garden in Bratislava on October 7, 2017, during the White Night festival. (Image: AFP)

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 Minnesota Timberwolves's mascot slam dunks during the NBA Basketball Game between Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves in Shanghai on October 8, 2017. (Image: AFP)

Minnesota Timberwolves's mascot slam dunks during the NBA Basketball Game between Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves in Shanghai on October 8, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 La Rochelle's French wing Gabriel Lacroix (Rear) is tackled by Racing 92 New Zealander wing Joe Rokocoko during the French Top 14 rugby union match between La Rochelle and Racing 92 on October 8, 2017 at the Marcel-Deflandre stadium in La Rochelle. (Image: AFP)

La Rochelle's French wing Gabriel Lacroix (Rear) is tackled by Racing 92 New Zealander wing Joe Rokocoko during the French Top 14 rugby union match between La Rochelle and Racing 92 on October 8, 2017 at the Marcel-Deflandre stadium in La Rochelle. (Image: AFP)

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 A couple poses in front of the Eiffel tower on October 5, 2017 in Paris. (Image: AFP)

A couple poses in front of the Eiffel tower on October 5, 2017 in Paris. (Image: AFP)

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 A man with a Halloween makeup poses in a street during a Halloween parade in Tokyo on late October 28, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A man with a Halloween makeup poses in a street during a Halloween parade in Tokyo on late October 28, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 A man rides an illuminated bicycle in Barcelona during a general strike in Catalonia called by Catalan unions on October 3, 2017. Large numbers of Catalans observe a general strike today to condemn police violence at a banned weekend referendum on independence, as Madrid comes under growing international pressure to resolve its worst political crisis in decades. (Image: AFP)

A man rides an illuminated bicycle in Barcelona during a general strike in Catalonia called by Catalan unions on October 3, 2017. Large numbers of Catalans observe a general strike today to condemn police violence at a banned weekend referendum on independence, as Madrid comes under growing international pressure to resolve its worst political crisis in decades. (Image: AFP)

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 An Indian model dressed as a mermaid takes part in an art installation by artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy to highlight the problem with dangerous potholes on roads in Bangalore on October 13, 2017. Bangalore's civic authorities have come under fire in recent weeks over the number of accidents blamed on potholes in the city, with heavy rains exacerbating the problem. (Image: AFP)

An Indian model dressed as a mermaid takes part in an art installation by artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy to highlight the problem with dangerous potholes on roads in Bangalore on October 13, 2017. Bangalore's civic authorities have come under fire in recent weeks over the number of accidents blamed on potholes in the city, with heavy rains exacerbating the problem. (Image: AFP)

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 A white elephant raises its leg during a short procession as people gathered to pay tribute to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a ceremony marking one year since his death, in a field in Ayutthaya on October 13, 2017. Monks led sombre ceremonies across Thailand October 13 to mark one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the grieving nation prepares to bid a final farewell to the beloved monarch in a spectacular cremation ceremony this month. (Image: AFP)

A white elephant raises its leg during a short procession as people gathered to pay tribute to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a ceremony marking one year since his death, in a field in Ayutthaya on October 13, 2017. Monks led sombre ceremonies across Thailand October 13 to mark one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the grieving nation prepares to bid a final farewell to the beloved monarch in a spectacular cremation ceremony this month. (Image: AFP)

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 Illuminated pumpkins in the shape of the Statue of Liberty are on display during the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, on October 14, 2017. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is for 45 evenings, including Halloween night and features over 7,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins set against the mysterious backdrop of Van Cortlandt Manor’s 18th-century buildings and riverside landscape. (Image: AFP)

Illuminated pumpkins in the shape of the Statue of Liberty are on display during the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, on October 14, 2017. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is for 45 evenings, including Halloween night and features over 7,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins set against the mysterious backdrop of Van Cortlandt Manor’s 18th-century buildings and riverside landscape. (Image: AFP)

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 A cosplayer dressed as Valkyrie attends the MCM Comic Con at ExCeL exhibition centre in London on October 28, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A cosplayer dressed as Valkyrie attends the MCM Comic Con at ExCeL exhibition centre in London on October 28, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Illuminated pumpkins are on display during the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, on October 14, 2017. The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is for 45 evenings, including Halloween night and features over 7,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins set against the mysterious backdrop of Van Cortlandt Manor’s 18th-century buildings and riverside landscape. (Image: AFP)

Illuminated pumpkins are on display during the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, on October 14, 2017. The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is for 45 evenings, including Halloween night and features over 7,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins set against the mysterious backdrop of Van Cortlandt Manor’s 18th-century buildings and riverside landscape. (Image: AFP)

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 An albino ray, which was caught in August in the nets of a fisherman, swims in the Marinarium at Concarneau, western France on October 16, 2017. (Image: AFP)

An albino ray, which was caught in August in the nets of a fisherman, swims in the Marinarium at Concarneau, western France on October 16, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 A dolphin leaps out of the water off the coast of la Foret-Fouesnant, western France on October 17, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A dolphin leaps out of the water off the coast of la Foret-Fouesnant, western France on October 17, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 An Indian Hindu devotee dressed as the monkey god Hanuman dances during a procession for the Hindu festival Hanuman Jayanti in Allahabad on October 18, 2017. Hanuman Jayanti commemorates the birth of the Hindu deity Hanuman. (Image: AFP)

An Indian Hindu devotee dressed as the monkey god Hanuman dances during a procession for the Hindu festival Hanuman Jayanti in Allahabad on October 18, 2017. Hanuman Jayanti commemorates the birth of the Hindu deity Hanuman. (Image: AFP)

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 A great white pelican lands at a reservoir in Mishmar HaSharon north of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on October 11, 2017. Thousands of migrant Pelicans pass though Israel on their way to Africa then again when they return to Europe in the summer. Local farmers feed the birds in order to avoid damage to the commercial fish pools. (Image: AFP)

A great white pelican lands at a reservoir in Mishmar HaSharon north of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on October 11, 2017. Thousands of migrant Pelicans pass though Israel on their way to Africa then again when they return to Europe in the summer. Local farmers feed the birds in order to avoid damage to the commercial fish pools. (Image: AFP)

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 People take part in the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City on October 28, 2017. (Image: AFP)

People take part in the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City on October 28, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Visitors walk among sculptures by Sonia Payes at the

Visitors walk among sculptures by Sonia Payes at the "Sculpture by the Sea" exhibition near Bondi beach in Sydney on October 19, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Olivia, a 25-day-old spider monkey which apparently fell a couple of metres and whose mother wouldn't let anyone near when she was found unconscious about a week ago, receives assistance at the clinic of Cali's zoo, in Colombia, on October 19, 2017. (Image: AFP)

Olivia, a 25-day-old spider monkey which apparently fell a couple of metres and whose mother wouldn't let anyone near when she was found unconscious about a week ago, receives assistance at the clinic of Cali's zoo, in Colombia, on October 19, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Ms. New Jersey Carolyn Slade Harden is crowned Ms. Senior America during the 38th Annual National Ms. Senior America 2017 Pageant at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey October 19, 2017. The pageant is held for women between the ages of 60 and 90, where they participate in evening gown presentations, talent performances, and a category in which competitors share their life philosophy. (Image: AFP)

Ms. New Jersey Carolyn Slade Harden is crowned Ms. Senior America during the 38th Annual National Ms. Senior America 2017 Pageant at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey October 19, 2017. The pageant is held for women between the ages of 60 and 90, where they participate in evening gown presentations, talent performances, and a category in which competitors share their life philosophy. (Image: AFP)

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 An elderly woman rests on a bench next to a sculpture of a clown outside Nikulin Moscow Circus in Moscow on October 20, 2017. (Image: AFP)

An elderly woman rests on a bench next to a sculpture of a clown outside Nikulin Moscow Circus in Moscow on October 20, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Roma's Diego Perotti celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during a Serie A soccer match between Roma and Crotone, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, October 25, 2017. (Image: AP)

Roma's Diego Perotti celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during a Serie A soccer match between Roma and Crotone, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, October 25, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors watch a fish in a glass tunnel on the opening day of Aquatis, the largest fresh water aquarium-vivarium in Europe, on October 21, 2017 in Lausanne. Aquatis opened its doors to the public offering visitors a chance to discover little-known species of fish, reptiles and amphibians from five continents. (Image: AFP)

Visitors watch a fish in a glass tunnel on the opening day of Aquatis, the largest fresh water aquarium-vivarium in Europe, on October 21, 2017 in Lausanne. Aquatis opened its doors to the public offering visitors a chance to discover little-known species of fish, reptiles and amphibians from five continents. (Image: AFP)

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 A dog in costume is seen during the 27th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Tompkins Square Park in New York on October 21, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A dog in costume is seen during the 27th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Tompkins Square Park in New York on October 21, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 French tv host Ellen Batelaan presents a creation during the 23nd Chocolate Fair 2017 (Salon du Chocolat) fashion show in Paris on October 27, 2017. (Image: AFP)

French tv host Ellen Batelaan presents a creation during the 23nd Chocolate Fair 2017 (Salon du Chocolat) fashion show in Paris on October 27, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 A father dressed as Batman takes her daughter dressed as Harley Quinn to the MCM Comic Con at ExCeL exhibition centre in London on October 29, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A father dressed as Batman takes her daughter dressed as Harley Quinn to the MCM Comic Con at ExCeL exhibition centre in London on October 29, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 A man wearing a US President Donald Trump mask and a Russian hockey jersey stages a protest outside the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, on October 29, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A man wearing a US President Donald Trump mask and a Russian hockey jersey stages a protest outside the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, on October 29, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 A Cambodian man rides his motorbike loaded with bananas along a street on the outskirts Phnom Penh on October 30, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A Cambodian man rides his motorbike loaded with bananas along a street on the outskirts Phnom Penh on October 30, 2017. (Image: AFP)