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Offbeat Photos of the Year 2017

World | News18 | December 26, 2017, 1:44 pm
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 A girl reacts as coloured water is thrown on her face while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Mumbai, India. (Image: Reuters)

A girl reacts as coloured water is thrown on her face while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Mumbai, India. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman dives and pretends to ride a bike at an Underwater Park in Pula, Croatia. (Image: Reuters)

A woman dives and pretends to ride a bike at an Underwater Park in Pula, Croatia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A wingsuit flyer hits the target during Wingsuit Flying World Championship in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A wingsuit flyer hits the target during Wingsuit Flying World Championship in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Singer Gnarly Davidson, also known as CeeLo Green, arrives at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California. (Image: Reuters)

Singer Gnarly Davidson, also known as CeeLo Green, arrives at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus show in Goricane, Slovenia. (Image: Reuters)

A man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus show in Goricane, Slovenia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Nermin Halilagic, 38, poses with kitchen utensils in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Halilagic discovered earlier this year that he had the unusual ability to attach items to his body using what he says is a special energy radiated from his body. Without making any special preparation, he says he is able to hold on to spoons, forks, knives, and other kitchen appliances, as well as non-metal objects like remote controls, all plastic stuff, and cell phones. (Image: Reuters)

Nermin Halilagic, 38, poses with kitchen utensils in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Halilagic discovered earlier this year that he had the unusual ability to attach items to his body using what he says is a special energy radiated from his body. Without making any special preparation, he says he is able to hold on to spoons, forks, knives, and other kitchen appliances, as well as non-metal objects like remote controls, all plastic stuff, and cell phones. (Image: Reuters)

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 A worker paints the facade of the Calderon theatre in Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

A worker paints the facade of the Calderon theatre in Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

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 A participant from the Squadron of Flying Hussars operates a self-made flying machine during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2017 competition in Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

A participant from the Squadron of Flying Hussars operates a self-made flying machine during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2017 competition in Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A demonstrator wears a homemade gas mask while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. (Image: Reuters)

A demonstrator wears a homemade gas mask while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. (Image: Reuters)

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 Cao Ri (R) and Xu Jiaqian have a wedding photograph taken in a pool at the Qianyishi Underwater Photography Studio in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

Cao Ri (R) and Xu Jiaqian have a wedding photograph taken in a pool at the Qianyishi Underwater Photography Studio in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A giant, so called

A giant, so called "Tank Bike", driven by an engine of a T55 tank and constructed of former military equipment is pictured at a bike fair in Hamburg, Germany. (Image: Reuters)

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 Swans and cygnets are weighed, measured, inspected and recorded in the annual counting of The Queen's swans, known as 'Swan Upping', along the River Thames near Chertsey, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

Swans and cygnets are weighed, measured, inspected and recorded in the annual counting of The Queen's swans, known as 'Swan Upping', along the River Thames near Chertsey, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

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 People in Minions costumes cool off at a riverside scenic zone on a hot day in Lianyuan, Hunan province, China. (Image: Reuters)

People in Minions costumes cool off at a riverside scenic zone on a hot day in Lianyuan, Hunan province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 French President Emmanuel Macron grimaces as he attends a dinner organised by the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) to break the fast of Ramadan, in Paris. (Image: AFP)

French President Emmanuel Macron grimaces as he attends a dinner organised by the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) to break the fast of Ramadan, in Paris. (Image: AFP)

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 This picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows an orangutan sitting in an enclosure at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta. (Image: AFP)

This picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows an orangutan sitting in an enclosure at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta. (Image: AFP)

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 A Beluga whale plays with tourist as they visit Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. The aquarium serves as the largest outdoor beluga whale exhibit in the United States. (Image: AFP)

A Beluga whale plays with tourist as they visit Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. The aquarium serves as the largest outdoor beluga whale exhibit in the United States. (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 in Geneva. (Image: AFP)

Janus, the Geneva Museum of Natural History's two-headed Greek tortoise, is photographed on the day of its 20th birthday in Geneva. (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. (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. (Image: AFP)

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 A protester dressed as the President Donald Trump waits for the start of the #ResistMarch during the 47th annual LA Pride Festival in Hollywood, California. (Image: AFP)

A protester dressed as the President Donald Trump waits for the start of the #ResistMarch during the 47th annual LA Pride Festival in Hollywood, California. (Image: AFP)

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 Participants have their heads covered with mock butterflies during the Christopher Street Day Parade

Participants have their heads covered with mock butterflies during the Christopher Street Day Parade "ColognePride" in Cologne, western Germany. (Image: AFP)

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 Two young Asian women jump simultaneously for a souvenir picture near the Eiffel Tower at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. (Image: AFP)

Two young Asian women jump simultaneously for a souvenir picture near the Eiffel Tower at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. (Image: AFP)

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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. 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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 A.J. Kirsch pours beer on himself during Hoodslam, an underground professional wrestling event, in Oakland, California. (Image: AFP)

A.J. Kirsch pours beer on himself during Hoodslam, an underground professional wrestling event, in Oakland, California. (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. (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. (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. (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. (Image: AP)