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Offbeat photos of the month: September 2017

World | AFP | October 2, 2017, 12:58 pm
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 This picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows an orangutan sitting in an enclosure at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta.<br />The orangutan population on the island of Borneo has shrunk by a quarter in the last decade, with researchers urging a rethink of strategies to protect the critically-endangered great ape, after an international team of researchers used a combination of helicopter and ground surveys, interviews with local communities, and modelling techniques to draw a picture of change over the past ten years. (Image: AFP)

This picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows an orangutan sitting in an enclosure at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta.
The orangutan population on the island of Borneo has shrunk by a quarter in the last decade, with researchers urging a rethink of strategies to protect the critically-endangered great ape, after an international team of researchers used a combination of helicopter and ground surveys, interviews with local communities, and modelling techniques to draw a picture of change over the past ten years. (Image: AFP)

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 French slackliner Antony Newton crosses on his slackline (250 mt long and 50mt hight) Marseille's Old Harbour on september 08, 2017. (Image: AFP)

French slackliner Antony Newton crosses on his slackline (250 mt long and 50mt hight) Marseille's Old Harbour on september 08, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Indian performers painted as tigers take part in the 'Pulikali', or Tiger dance, in Thrissur on September 7, 2017.<br />The folk-art event is held every year in the town during the 'Onam' festival. (Image: AFP)

Indian performers painted as tigers take part in the 'Pulikali', or Tiger dance, in Thrissur on September 7, 2017.
The folk-art event is held every year in the town during the 'Onam' festival. (Image: AFP)

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 Demonstrators dressed as Ronald McDonald, the mascot of US burger chain McDonalds, pose for a photograph as they participate in a protest over working conditions and the use of zero-hour contracts at British outlets of US burger chain, in central London on September 4, 2017.<br />McDonald's staff have gone on strike for the first time in Britain in two of the chain's outlets in a dispute over pay and conditions. (Image: AFP)

Demonstrators dressed as Ronald McDonald, the mascot of US burger chain McDonalds, pose for a photograph as they participate in a protest over working conditions and the use of zero-hour contracts at British outlets of US burger chain, in central London on September 4, 2017.
McDonald's staff have gone on strike for the first time in Britain in two of the chain's outlets in a dispute over pay and conditions. (Image: AFP)

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 Janus, the Geneva Museum of Natural History's two-headed Greek tortoise, is photographed on the day of its 20th birthday, on September 3, 2017, in Geneva.<br />Janus, named after the two-headed Roman god, was born on September 3, 1997 at Geneva's Natural History Museum from an egg that had been placed in an incubator. With two heads, the animal would not have survived in nature, but thanks to the attentive care of the museum, the tortoise has beat the previous records of longevity of a turtle with two heads in captivity, that lived only a few years. The star is pampered, enjoying a daily bath and pleasant sessions of UV allowing it to consolidate its shell thanks to an adequate level of vitamin D. (Image: AFP)

Janus, the Geneva Museum of Natural History's two-headed Greek tortoise, is photographed on the day of its 20th birthday, on September 3, 2017, in Geneva.
Janus, named after the two-headed Roman god, was born on September 3, 1997 at Geneva's Natural History Museum from an egg that had been placed in an incubator. With two heads, the animal would not have survived in nature, but thanks to the attentive care of the museum, the tortoise has beat the previous records of longevity of a turtle with two heads in captivity, that lived only a few years. The star is pampered, enjoying a daily bath and pleasant sessions of UV allowing it to consolidate its shell thanks to an adequate level of vitamin D. (Image: AFP)

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 Richard Mann poses for a photograph with his 310.7 kg pumpkin which won its class in the giant vegetable competition on the first day of the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, in Harrogate, northern England, on September 15, 2017. (Image: AFP)

Richard Mann poses for a photograph with his 310.7 kg pumpkin which won its class in the giant vegetable competition on the first day of the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, in Harrogate, northern England, on September 15, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Peter Glazebrook poses for a photograph with his 6.6 kg onion which won its class in the giant vegetable competition on the first day of the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, in Harrogate, northern England, on September 15, 2017. (Image: AFP)

Peter Glazebrook poses for a photograph with his 6.6 kg onion which won its class in the giant vegetable competition on the first day of the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, in Harrogate, northern England, on September 15, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 A cosplayer dressed as a fantasy and science fiction character attends the first day of the Stockholm Comic Con in Kistamassan fair venue north of Stockholm on September 15, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A cosplayer dressed as a fantasy and science fiction character attends the first day of the Stockholm Comic Con in Kistamassan fair venue north of Stockholm on September 15, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 Pedestrians walk past an upside down house in a park in Kaliningrad on September 16, 2017. (Image: AFP)

Pedestrians walk past an upside down house in a park in Kaliningrad on September 16, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 This photo taken on September 16, 2017 in Paris shows an illuminated Eiffel Tower as seen through droplets of water. (Image: AFP)

This photo taken on September 16, 2017 in Paris shows an illuminated Eiffel Tower as seen through droplets of water. (Image: AFP)

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 Yousef Al-Bahtini, a twelve-year-old Palestinian boy invited to attempt the record attempt for

Yousef Al-Bahtini, a twelve-year-old Palestinian boy invited to attempt the record attempt for "fastest time to travel 20 metres in a contortion roll" by Guinness World Records, shows off his acrobatic skills as he contorts his body on a wall at the seaport in Gaza City on September 20, 2017. Al-Bahtini currently awaits permission to travel to Jordan where he is to perform the attempt. (Image: AFP)

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 A hedgehog curls up in a garden outside Moscow on September 20, 2017.(Image: AFP)

A hedgehog curls up in a garden outside Moscow on September 20, 2017.(Image: AFP)

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 Surf dog Samson rides a wave in the Small Dog event during the 9th annual Surf City Surf Dog event at Huntington Beach, California on September 23, 2017.<br />Dogs, big and small, and some in tandem braved the large swell that greeted them during the iconic event at Surf City, USA. (Image: AFP)

Surf dog Samson rides a wave in the Small Dog event during the 9th annual Surf City Surf Dog event at Huntington Beach, California on September 23, 2017.
Dogs, big and small, and some in tandem braved the large swell that greeted them during the iconic event at Surf City, USA. (Image: AFP)

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 Surf dog Bakio competes in the tandem event during the 9th annual Surf City Surf Dog event at Huntington Beach, California on September 23, 2017.<br />Dogs, big and small, and some in tandem braved the large swell that greeted them during the iconic event at Surf City, USA. (Image: AFP)

Surf dog Bakio competes in the tandem event during the 9th annual Surf City Surf Dog event at Huntington Beach, California on September 23, 2017.
Dogs, big and small, and some in tandem braved the large swell that greeted them during the iconic event at Surf City, USA. (Image: AFP)

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 The new full-size standing statue RX-0 Unicorn Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime is unveiled at a press prevew in Tokyo on September 23, 2017.<br />The 19.7-metre tall statue will be open to the public on September 24 at the DiverCity Tokyo mall. (Image: AFP)

The new full-size standing statue RX-0 Unicorn Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime is unveiled at a press prevew in Tokyo on September 23, 2017.
The 19.7-metre tall statue will be open to the public on September 24 at the DiverCity Tokyo mall. (Image: AFP)

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 A runner wears a mockup of Berlin's landmark the Brandenburg Gate as he competes in the Berlin Marathon on September 24, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A runner wears a mockup of Berlin's landmark the Brandenburg Gate as he competes in the Berlin Marathon on September 24, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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 This photo taken on September 24, 2017 shows a man performing on a water-propelled flyboard at Shenyang Olympic Park in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province. (Image: AFP)

This photo taken on September 24, 2017 shows a man performing on a water-propelled flyboard at Shenyang Olympic Park in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province. (Image: AFP)

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 Employees of a billboard advertising company carry a disassembled election poster of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party with the portrait of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on September 25, 2017, one day after general elections. (Image: AFP)

Employees of a billboard advertising company carry a disassembled election poster of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party with the portrait of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on September 25, 2017, one day after general elections. (Image: AFP)

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 A man balances on a rope highly over the Old Town square as part of the 'Zivot na hrane' campaign supporting people diagnosed with diabetes on September 25, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Image: AFP)

A man balances on a rope highly over the Old Town square as part of the 'Zivot na hrane' campaign supporting people diagnosed with diabetes on September 25, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Image: AFP)

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 An Indian artist paints the head of a tiger on the belly of a man in preparation for the Puli Kali dance during the Onam festival in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala on September 7, 2017.<br />The Onam festival is an annual event marking the summer harvest with origins in Hindu scripture. (Image: AFP)

An Indian artist paints the head of a tiger on the belly of a man in preparation for the Puli Kali dance during the Onam festival in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala on September 7, 2017.
The Onam festival is an annual event marking the summer harvest with origins in Hindu scripture. (Image: AFP)

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 A dog jumps through a ring of fire during a demonstration following celebrations for the 151th anniversary of Sri Lanka's police in Colombo on September 7, 2017. (Image: AFP)

A dog jumps through a ring of fire during a demonstration following celebrations for the 151th anniversary of Sri Lanka's police in Colombo on September 7, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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