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A Sri Lankan Navy member jumps through a ring of fire as he performs a demonstration during a military passing out parade at a navy camp in Trincomalee. AFP

Models, wearing bodysuits to represent a painter’s palette, pose before a presentation to launch the “Joy The Finale” band, led by Brian MacFarlane, for Carnival 2013 at its headquarters in Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain. Reuters

Jordan Hupp of the U.S. gets thrown off a bull during the Built Ford Tough Series Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Reuters

Daniel Lawlor from Los Angeles, California, poses after winning first place in the Freestyle Moustache category at the third annual National Beard and Moustache Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP

News crews stake out the front of a houseowned by a Broadwell family member, where Paula Broadwell is rumoured to be staying. AFP

The portrait of Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy stuck on a traffic sign for pedestrians, suggesting that parents with children walk hand in hand, near the main station in Berlin, Germany. AFP

Victoria’s Secret model Toni garrn during the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York. AFP

Ecologist Dmitry Shamovich plays with a tamed wolf at his house in the remote village of Sosnovy Bor, some 270 km (168 miles) northeast of MInsk. Reuters

Arnold Schwarzenegger poses as he presents his book Total Recall at the 64th Frankfurt Book Fair October 10, 2012. This year’s edition of the largest book fair in the world takes place from October 10 - 14. AFP

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha embrace following his keynote speech at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, central England October 10. REUTERS

Prince (L) and Blanket, the late Michael Jackson’s sons, at the Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink launch party in Beverly Hills, California, October 11. reuters

A tilapia grower measures the water level as a pond used for growing red tilapia fish is emptied due to excessive growth of algae, in Lejamani on October 9. REUTERS

FRANCE, Paris : Models, wearing Adama Paris creation, wait in the backstage before the Black Fashion Week show, on October 5, 2012 in Paris. AFP

Amazonian natives protest construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Vitoria do Xingu near Altamira, October 8. REUTERS

Artist Mark Evans poses for a photograph with two cows one dyed pink and the other blue, at the ‘Furious Affection’ exhibition in London October 10. REUTERS

A girl waits for other passengers to fill a pick-up truck in Dallah Township, Yangon September 18. Thousands of daily migrants cross the river to Dallah daily. REUTERS

Demonstrators burn a flag emblazoned with a swastika during a demonstration against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Athens October 9. REUTERS

A woman sits on a grass-made sofa in a park in Frankfurt, Germany, to celebrate the Day of Sustainability. AFP

K. Surya Prakash puts finishing touces on an idol of Lord Ganesh made using 100,000 clay pots at his workshop in Hyderabad. AFP

A model wearing a creation by designer J. Mendel during the Spring/Summer 2013 New York fashion week in New York. AFP

A pork vendor sleeps while still holding onto her knife at a market in Beijing. REUTERS

US First Lady Michelle Obama and actor and former Obama administration aide Kal Penn make a fist bump at the Democratic National Convention in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. AFP

A work by Cypriot artist Savvas Christodoulides, on display during the 30th Biennale of Sao Paulo at Ibirapuera park, Brazil. AFP

Italian model Marica Pellegrinelli arrives for an event at the 69th Venice Film Festival on at the Ca Gustinian palazzo in Venice. AFP

Visitors at the hair and cosmetic fair in Erfurt, Germany. The fair is regarded as an overview of latest styles in Hairfashion. AFP

A wild baby orangutan rests after he was caught at a residential area in Pontianak, Indonesia. Their numbers are decreasing due to composite effects of habitat loss, illegal logging and pet trade. AFP

Former Paralympic athlete, Tanni Grey-Thompson, is lifted into the air in the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Reuters

Policemen gesture to a driver stranded in a car on a flooded road as waves are whipped up by typhoon Bolaven in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. Reuters

A woman dressed as a zombie participates in a zombie walk in Stockholm. AFP

A 12-metre high mechanical elephant made of steel and wood sprays water from its trunk over children and adults at Les Machines de L’ile on the Ile de Nantes, an island in the centre of the city of Nantes, western France. AFP

A tiger licks ice in downtown Rome’s Bioparco di Roma. Temperatures soared last week as a heat wave hit most of Europe. AFP

To what lengths will the Chinese go to avoid a tan? Wear the ‘face-kini’, of course! These body suits are meant as protection against ultra-violet rays and infections, and have been found to repel insects and jellyfish too. AFP

A peddler decked up in his own ware sells hats in a street at Medellin, Antioquia in Colombia. AFP

Volunteers work on the Grand-Place in Brussels, Belgium. It is covered by a carpet of some 2,000 square metres of flowers in the colours of African fabrics. AFP

Impersonators gather around Elvis fan Yvonne Robertson during Elvis Week at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. This year’s Elvis Week marks the 35th death anniversary of the King of Rock n’ Roll. AFP

A Don Quixote sculpture made with cardboard and books on display during the International Book Fair in Sao Paulo, Brazil. AFP

A stuntman pretends to play the piano in the air as he and his cardboard instrument are lifted by a hot air balloon over Vilnius, Lithuania. AFP

A sunflower “smiling” to visitors in a field in Tokyo. A number of smiling sunflowers, amongst some 20,000, greeted visitors during the weekend. AFP

Tourists look at a 320 kg and two-metre long Luth turtle on the beach of Salin-de-Giraud, southeastern France. The turtle was found bearing a badge from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. AFP

A smaller version of Noah’s Ark of China, a six-ton (5,443 kg) ball container built by inventor Yang Zongfu, undergoes a burning test in Yiwu, China. REUTERS

Mexican Maria Jose Cristerna, known as ‘Vampire Woman’, poses for visitors and photographers, during the Expo Tattoo Art Mex in Mexico City. AFP

A young great grey owl captures a mouse for dinner in its enclosure at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin. Five female great grey owls hatched at the zoo recently. AFP

A man uses plastic bottles to help him and his daughter swim near the banks of the Ravi river, in the outskirts of Lahore. REUTERS

Female ‘pilot’ Anna (C) looks out of the cockpit of Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry’s newly unveiled robot ‘Kuratas’ at Tokyo’s Wonder Festival. AFP

Cooks make a 53-metre- long ‘torta’ (a type of Mexican sandwich) during the annual Torta festival in Mexico City. More than 300 people helped to make the giant sandwich, which includes meat, chicken, cheese, avocados etc. AFP

Lion trainer Martin Lacey Jr. plays with six white lion babies in Kempten, Germany. These cubs were born recently to a lioness named Princess at the Circus Krone. AFP

A man poses for a photograph near a 3D painting at the 2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. REUTERS

An Indian artist dressed up as the Hindu Goddess Maha Kali performing during the eleven day traditional festival of ‘Bonalu’, at Sri Akkana Madanna Temple in Hyderabad. AFP

A 30-carat diamond ring costing 9 millions euros was presented at the first Louis Vuitton jewellery store that opened in the prestigious Vendome Square in Paris. AFP

Hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj performs alongside soca artist Machel Montano during the filming of a carnival-themed music video in Belmont, Port of Spain, on July 4. REUTERS

A member of the audience waves at a rider performing a stunt during the Red Bull X-Fighters freestyle motocross event at India Gate, New Delhi, June 4 REUTERS

A model presents a creation by Maison Martin Margiela during the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012-2013 featured in the Couture Week in Paris. REUTERS

A supporter of the Mexican presidential candidate for the leftist coalition Progressive Movement of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, wears a mask as he attends his closing rally in Mexico City. AFP

Naked volunteers, numbering around 1700, pose for US artist Spencer Tunick in downtown Munich, Germany. REUTERS

People walk near giant bottles in Bordeaux, southwest France, on the eve of the inauguration of The Bordeaux Wine Fair. AFP

Katy Perry performs on Hollywood Boulevard before the premiere of her film Katy Perry: Part Of Me at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in California. AFP

People walk around an installation representing fish made out of recycled plastic bottles in Botafogo beach, Rio de Janeiro on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20. AFP

Tourists take a picture next to a street artist dressed up as Mozart on a hot and sunny day in Vienna, Austria. AFP

Wrestlers warming up before a practise session at an akhaara in Allahabad. AFP

Ranjit Dahiya of the Bollywood Art Project works on a mural of Amitabh Bachchan from his film Deewar to celebrate the centennial of Indian Cinema in 2013. AFP

Bibi & Poldi, two giant tortoises who have been living together for 36 years, were separated at the Klagenfurt Zoo, Austria, as they cannot stand each other anymore. AFP

Paralympic archer Matt Stutzman, who was born without arms, will be representing the US in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. He uses his feet to hold his bow during a demonstration in New York. REUTERS

Chinese porcelain collector Zhang Lianzhi has covered his Land Rover Discovery with about 10 thousand pieces of antique ceramics valued at over $150,000. AFP

A naked cyclist wears a fake tail as he cools down in a fountain after taking part in the World Naked Bike Ride in Mexico City. REUTERS

A 75 by 25 feet billboard featuring an image created by artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari for the Toilet Paper art magazine in the Chelsea neighbourhood of New York. AFP

Paying tribute to his dead cat Orville, Dutch artist Bart Jansen has designed the Orvillecopter, a radio control helicopter that is fitted into the cat’s body. REUTERS

An expert eats a Hollandse Nieuwe herring in Scheveningen, Holland, to gauge it’s quality, marking the official start of the herring season. AFP

A man dressed as the Newspaper Man Living Statue in Madrid. More people are posing as statues to protest the high unemployment rate in the country. AFP

A man uses a brain-shaped public phone booth, nicknamed Orelhao, Brazil. AFP

A boy slides down in to a swimming pool in the northern German city of Hameln. AFP

Toddlers share a light moment during the match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians

Activists of Ukrainian women’s rights group Femen sit beside a female avatar of Leonardo DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man in their office in Kiev. REUTERS

A flower-covered Mini Cooper is pictured during the Chelsea Flower Show. AFP

The cast of The Angel’s Share strike a pose before the film’s screening in the competition category at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. REUTERS

A participant poses during the European Bodybuilding Competition in Zagreb, Croatia. Reuters

A family made of Lego bricks sit on a bench at the Legoland theme park, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in Guenzburg, south Germany. afp

A protestor with her dog at a gathering commemorating the 15M movement at Plaza de la Constitucion in Malaga, Spain. Reuters

Julie Zetlin of the US Gymnastics team during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit in Dallas. AFP

A worker looks at a disassembled 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago. The sculpture by artist Seward Johnson was taken down after being on display since last July. REUTERS

Cat Luca sleeps in his basket as a waitress serves some food to customers in Cafe Neko, Vienna’s first cat cafe. Neko means cat in Japanese. REUTERS

Visitors walk under a creation titled Society, Play, Life by An Hua, which consists of a series of cut-out images of facial expressions, during an exhibition at Nanjing University of the Arts in China. REUTERS

A girl poses in the garage of a house, which was built upside down by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozhanski, in Terfens, Austria. REUTERS

A model in a lion print bikini during We Are Handsome’s Spring/Summer show at Fashion Week Australia in Sydney. The annual event showcases over 75 collections by renowned Australian and Asian designers. AFP

A boy during a regional bodybuilding competition in Kabul. Bodybuilding is very popular in Afghanistan, permitted even during the Taliban regime. AFP

Scarlett Johansson poses after being honoured with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, becoming the 2,470th person to received the honour. AFP

A nun films Pope Benedict XVI’s speech, as he leads his weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican. REUTERS

A dancer performs in Panorama, a play by French choreographer Philippe Decoufle, at the Theatre national de Bretagne in Rennes, western France. AFP

Miss Michigan Elizabeth Wertenberger throws out the first pitch during a game between the Seattle Mariners and the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit. AFP

A semi nude man wears a Guy Fawkes mask as he takes part in a cycling protest in favour of cycle paths in Caracas, Venezuela. AFP

Tae Kwon Do instructor Ian Monaghan poses for a photograph with four-year-old Grace Currie during an event to mark the 100 day point before the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games in Edinburgh, Scotland. REUTERS

A man sports an image of black teenager Trayvon Martin during a rally to protest the boy’s killing by a neighbourhood watch volunteer in Miami on 2 April. Reuters

Boys on their way back home after taking a bath in a canal at Chachura village, U.P. Reuters

A model in a creation by Kyrgyz designer group NAH during Fashion Week in Bishkek. AFP

German senior athlete Johanna Quaas, born in 1925, performs during the Tournament of Masters gymnastics competition in Cottbus, eastern Germany, on 25 March. AFP

An untitled art piece from Australian artist Stephen Birch is seen at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 28 March. REUTERS

A Maccabi Tel Aviv’s fan surounded by yellow balloons gives a thumbs up during a game against Panathinaikos Athen’s on 29 March at the Nokia stadium in Tel Aviv. AFP

Actors take part in the filming of All Stars 2, a movie about a Dutch amateur football team, on the Museumplein in Amsterdam on 21 March. During this scene, the actors play a football match against a nudist football team. AFP

Bride Dayami Tellez of Havana boards a 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible car after her wedding with groom Joaquin Camacho in Havana, Cuba, on 21 March. REUTERS

A visitor wearing football earrings is seen at Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kiev on 19 March. AFP

A row of urinals depicting kneeling Japanese soldiers with their mouths wide open are seen in the toilets of an hotel in Harbin, China, on 19 March. AFP

A dancer for the Orlando Magic performs during the game against the Miami Heat at Amway Center on 10 March in Orlando, Florida. Getty Images|AFP

Horses jump a fence during hurdle race at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England, on 14 March. REUTERS

Bike designer Dieter Senft , called the ‘Tour-Devil’ of the Tour de France, presents the new 111-twelve-teeth-rake-bicycle in Storkow, Germany, on 12 March. afp

A protester blows bubbles during a demonstration by university students against the British government’s higher education policies in central London on 14 March. AFP

A woman who is dressed up as Zhongkui poses in Taitung county. REUTERS

A girl walks with her pet monkey on a promenade, Mumbai. REUTERS

Spiders are seen in their webs spun round dry sticks on a bush next to flood waters in Wagga Wagga. Reuters

Mexican matadora Lupita Lopez being gored by a San Judas Tadeo bull. AFP

A multiple exposure picture of Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka during the Mexican Open tennis match against Jeremy Chardy in Acapulco on 1 March. AFP

The statue of Mexican hero Leonardo Bravo with a protective mask during the Breathing Shouldn’t Be Something For Heroes campaign in Mexico City on 28 February. AFP

Spectators take pictures of an exotic dancer during the inauguration of the 2012 Sex and Entertainment Expo. AFP

Dancers from the Beijing Disabled Dance Team practise at a disabled persons activity centre in Beijing. Reuters

A model stands behind a poster featuring lingerie products during CURVexpo. AFP

Christopher Mears (L) & Nicholas Baker of Britain dive during the FINA Diving World Cup in London. REUTERS

A giant SOS sign seen in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary near the ArcelorMittal blast furnace, in Hayange, France. REUTERS

A float featuring German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicholas Sarkozy makes its way through the streets during the traditional Rose Monday parade in Duesseldorf on 20 February. AFP

Guests attend The Blonds Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. AFP

A medical marijuana advocate in San Francisco holds a sign as she demonstrates outside the site where US President Barack Obama held a fundraiser. AFP

A Ninjutsu practitioner performs a split in a gym at Karaj. REUTERS

Members of a samba school move their floats displaying white tigers two days before the Samba Carnival. AFP

4444 students from 25 schools in Gwalior stand together and form a smiley face by holding coloured cloths in Gwalior on 8 February. AFP

A life-size figure of a Tyranosaurus Rex is covered with snow at the Sarajevo Zoo, due to heavy snowfall during Europe’s 12-day-old cold snap on 8 February. REUTERS

A dancer performs during the first night of the Llamadas, Uruguay’s biggest parade, during the carnival of Montevideo on 9 February. AFP

A Hindu devotee walks with his back pierced with hooks attached to ropes during the Thaipusam festival, in which devotees subject themselves to painful rituals, in Georgetown, Malaysia on 7 February. REUTERS

‘Guizers’ dressed in armour and holding Viking war-axes and shields gather for a procession during the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick in UK on 31 January. AFP

Minnesota Timberwolves mascot Crunch dunks the ball during the NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Minneapolis on 30 January. REUTERS

An artwork of a taxidermied Jack Russell terrier entitled I’m Dead (2010) during artist David Shrigley’s exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London on 31 January. REUTERS

A fan poses during the Rugby Sevens tournament in Wellington, New Zealand on 3 February. AFP

A woman listens to Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich speak at Dolphin Aviation in Sarasota, Florida, on 24 January. The sticker in the picture is protesting the attempt by a news channel to silence the audience during a Republican debate. AFP

A model presents the creation by Amapo of the 2012 Winter collection during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 24 January. AFP

A musher greets his dog during a break in a stage of the annual Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne in the Orlicke mountains in Czech Republic on 26 January. REUTERS

A Chinese man with wings attached to his bike rides past the Tibetan Lama Temple in Beijing on 25 January. AFP

A woman walks past red lanterns, put up as decoration for a temple fair during the Lunar New Year (begining tomorrow) at the entrance of Longtan park in Beijing on 16 January. REUTERS

Dancers performs on a watery stage suspended above the audience during the Fuerza Bruta at the Bread and Butter fashion show in Berlin on 16 January. AFP

Hindu devotees wearing headsets listen to a fortune-telling machine at Sangam in the northern Indian city of Allahabad on 17 January. REUTERS

Barcelona’s captain Carles Puyol celebrates after scoring during Spanish Cup “El clasico” football match Real Madrid vs Barcelona in Madrid on 18 January. AFP

An Angry Bird sculpture made from piggy banks, an emblem of Taiwan’s DP Party’s candidate Tsai Ing-wen, displayed outside her office in Taichung on 10 January

Participants in a No Trousers Day flashmob ride the London Underground transit system with other passengers in London on 9 January

Eva Airways aircraft painted with Hello Kitty characters takes off at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo on 26 December

The Sacramento Kings cheerleaders perform during their game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento on 26 December

A winter swimmer jumps with a mop into the icy water of the Songhua River in Harbin, Heilongjiang province in China on 26 December

A fisherman carries the biggest fish caught during a winter fishing event at the Shitoukoumen Reservoir in Changchun, Jilin province in China on 26 December


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Elephants dressed in Santa Claus costumes perform for students ahead of the Christmas festival at a school in Thailand’s Ayutthaya province on 23 December

US pop singer Lady Gaga arrives at Narita International Airport, suburdan Tokyo on 20 December. The pop star will attend a Japanese television’s music programme


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AC Milan’s Brazilian forward Robinho (L) fights for the ball against Cagliari’s midfielder Andrea Cossu during an Italian Serie A football match at Cagliari’s Sant’Elia communal stadium on 20 December

A Sri Lankan vendor makes Nativity scenes at a roadside stand in Wattala, on the outskirts of Colombo on 22 December

People walk past an activist during an Animal Naturalis demonstration to promote vegetarianism in central Barcelona on December 15

Kalki Koechlin dances during the launch of Swarovski ‘Swing, Sing and Shine’ spring/summer 2012 collection in Mumbai on 14 December 14

Walkers look out over Beachy Head lighthouse and heavy seas in the English Channel at Beachy Head in East Sussex in southern England on 13 December

Chelsea’s Didier Drogba controls the ball during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London on 12 December

Shi’ites, with a portrait of Hazrat Ali, son-in-law of Prophet Mohammad, on their building, watch an Ashura procession in Istanbul on 5 December. Ashura is the most important day in the Shi’ite calendar

A model gets ready backstage before the 2012 Korea Hair Collection in Seoul on 6 December

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the screening of her directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey in New York on 5 December

Boys juggle soccer balls during the opening ceremony of the Premier Skills referee development programme in Khartoum, Sudan, on 7 December

A model with body paint performs during the Biofashion Habitat show in Cali, Colombia, on 26 November

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (R) attend a dinner in Yangon, Myanmar, on 1 December

The sails of the Sydney Opera House turn red during a World Aids Day reception in Sydney on 1 December

A drug addict kicks a punching dummy to unleash pent-up anger during a psychological treatment at a compulsory drug rehabilitation centre in China on 28 November

AC Milan’s Kevin Prince Boateng celebrates after scoring against Barcelona in Milan on 23 November

Sculptures of Tintin and Captain Haddock at the Hergé auction house in Paris on 24 November.

A model at the Tel Aviv Fashion Week on 23 November

Actors Robert Pattinson (L) and Kristen Stewart arrive for the British premiere of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ in east London on 16 November

Actors Robert Pattinson (L) and Kristen Stewart arrive for the British premiere of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ in east London on 16 November

A couple embraces among the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators during “Day of Action” in New York on 17 November

A model at the Jakarta Fashion Week on 14 November

Boys train at the Afro Boxing Club in Cotonou, the Replublic of Benin on 16 November

A streaker runs on the pitch during the German Bundesliga first division soccer match between Bayern Munich and Augsburg in Augsburg on 6 November

Anti G20 demonstrators, wearing masks of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, protest in Nice on 3 November

Biological analyst Alan Dowden of the Seattle Sperm Bank waits for a green light to cross the street while riding the Sperm Bike, a custom-designed, high-tech bicycle used to deliver donated sperm to fertility clinics around Seattle on 8 November

African penguins Pedro (R) and Buddy, who are suspected to exhibit behaviour denoting a gay relationship, interact with each other at the Toronto Zoo in Toronto on 8 November

Simran (L) and Aryan, children of Vishal Singh, relax in their bedroom in Lucknow on 24 October. Singh’s house, which he calls ‘Shahrukh palace’, and even his workplace, are full of posters featuring the Bollywood star.

Christophe Lemaire (top) beats Michael Rodd to win the Melbourne Cup in in Melbourne on 1 November.

A Muslim pilgrim prays atop Mount Al-Noor during the annual Haj pilgrimage in Mecca on 2 November.

A polar bear jumps into the water at the St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in Quebec, Canada, on 31 October.

Dancers from the English National Ballet pose at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich (UK) to mark the launch of Dance GB, the dance event of 2012, on 24 October

A Brazilian player heads the ball away from her Mexican counterpart during their semi-final soccer match at the Pan American Games in Mexico on 25 October

A devotee crawls under a cow during the Tihar festival in Kathmandu on 26 October

A model presents an outfit at the first National Islamic Fashion contest in Kazakhstan on 23 October

US President Barack Obama pulls a cart loaded with pumpkins that he picked for Halloween at Wood’s Orchard in Hampton on 19 October

Young students of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy attend a class in their school in Moscow on 18 October

The world’s second smallest man Khagendra Thapa Magar,19, poses on a table in France on 19 October

South Korean honour guards perform during a welcoming ceremony for visiting foreign military leaders in Seoul on 18 October

Tibetans living in Nepal light candles during a tribute session for fellow Tibetans who killed themselves by self-immolation at the refugee center in Lalitpur on 11 October

Rio’s archbishop conducts mass before the statue of Christ the Redeemer for it’s 80th anniversary in Brazil on 12 October

Herbert Chavez poses with his life-sized Superman statues inside his house in Manila on 12 October. Chavez, has undergone a series of cosmetic surgeries to his nose, cheeks, lips and chin even his thighs and skin color to look more like the “Man of Steel”

The world-famous Radio City Rockettes as they rehearse in New York on 12 October for a new production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular which begins on 11 November

Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch dives across the goal line for an touchdown on an 11-yard run during the third quarter of their NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Washington on 2 October

Amanda Knox cries and gestures to friends during a news conference in Washington after she was acquitted of murder charges by an Italian court on 4 October

Taiwanese frogman soldiers practice during a national day rehearsal at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei on 5 October

Devotees of the Bang Neow Chinese Shrine stand amidst exploding firecrackers as they take part in a celebration procession in Phuket, Thailand on 2 October

US President Barack Obama waves during a photo session with leaders attending the Open Government Partnership event in New York on 20 September

Dancers dressed in traditional attire sit on a cot during a break while taking part in rehearsals for the “garba” dance ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad on 23 September

A visitor looks at a picture of Pal Sarkozy, the father of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and Werner Hornung during their exhibtion in Moscow on 23 September

Aurora Australis or “Southern lights” captured by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) with a digital camera on 17 September

Rihanna performs at the Nilson Nelson Arena in Brasilia as part of the “Loud” tour

An aerial shot of the illuminated Marina Bay street circuit of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at dusk.

A custom made ‘Nano’ car during its unveiling in Mumbai .

Ana Julia Torres kisses Jupiter, a lion who was rescued from a circus 12 years ago, at an animal shelter in Colombia that houses 600 seized animals

20-year-old male lion Tyson receives dental treatment at a veterinary clinic in Medellin, Colombia on 15 September

A freestyle skier practices on a newly opened water ramp on Okanagan Lake in Penticton, British Columbia, on 10 September

Employees work on a plastinated human body specimen posed with a basketball at a workshop in Dalian, Liaoning, China on 13 September

Passengers travel using a makeshift trolley at a railway in Bicutan, south of Metro Manila, on 14 September

People perform on the side of a building during a Lenovo presentation of a laptop and tablet PCs during press day at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Germany on 1 September

With the skyline of New York in the background, a kite is seen at the Erie-Lackawanna Park along the Hudson river at Hoboken in New Jersey on 28 August

Graffiti paintings by Brazilian artists on the walls of Kelburn Castle near Largs in Scotland, on 30 August

A Tamandua stands on a weighing scale during a photocall to publicise the annual measurement of all the animals at London Zoo in central London on 25 August

The 100 foot Teardrop Memorial, honouring the victims of the 9/11 attacks seen in New Jersey on 11 August

Students take part in an ‘antigravity’ yoga class, which makes use of hammocks to help practitioners gain greater flexibility, at the Om Factory in New York 16 August

Zoo performer Theerapone Manolai smiles as he puts his head between the jaws of a crocodile at the Sriracha Tiger Zooeast of Bangkok on 16 August

Army servicemen sit on the ground as they watch a woman walk past during a rally near the parliament headquarters in Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan on 15 August

Primary school boys carry their benches after their school was flooded due to heavy rains at Bassi Kalan village in the outskirts of Jammu on 10 August

Kong Qingyang and his bride Shen Likun sit on a forklift, transformed into a wedding car, in Hebei on 3 August

Looters carry boxes out of a home cinema shop in central Birmingham during riots in central England on 9 August

A participant flies through air during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2011 on the outskirts of Moscow on 7 August

A man in a canoe paddles around a sculpture of a mermaid at the Alster lake in Hamburg

Two-year-old chimpanzee Do Do feeds milk to Aorn, a 60-day-old tiger cub, at Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo in Samut Prakan province on the outskirts of Bangkok

Vilnius mayor Arturas Zuokas drives an armoured personnel carrier over a car parked in a cycle lane during a publicity stunt

A protester holds an Egyptian flag while standing on a light pole at Tahrir square in Cairo

Members of the first batch of Libyan female volunteers who trained to take up arms, assemble their rifles during a graduation ceremony in Benghazi

Britain’s Prince Charles rides an electric bicycle during the Start Garden Exhibition and Pop-Up Restaurant at Clarence House in central London

Participants walk around the catwalk on the structure 356m (1,168ft) off the ground. A reporter leans over the edge of the catwalk during the media preview for the “EdgeWalk” on the CN Tower in Toronto

Two men try to stop an elephant which freed itself and tried to escape during the filming of a commercial in the centre of Budapest

Russia’s team perform in the synchronised swimming free combination final at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 21, 2011.

School children pack into a auto-rickshaw on their way to school in the city of Ahmedabad July 20, 2011

A boy dressed in a police uniform marches behind a contingent of military police during Independence Day celebrations in Bogota, July 20, 2011

Chilean students dressed as superheroes protest against the government for a change in the public state education system in Santiago, July 18, 2011

A woman climbs a ladder to reach a grave at the La Verbena cemetery in Guatemala City on

A reveller is tossed in the air during the start of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona which also saw the traditional ‘Chupinazo’. The festival kicked off on July 6

Actor Verne Troyer in amotorized chair at the world premiere of the film “Zookeeper” in Los Angeles July 6

Devotees perform a stunt during a rehearsal for the 134th annual Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad

A member of Movement of Sexual Diversity takes part in a gay pride parade in Managua, Nicaragua

A sand sculpture representing a scene from Walt Disney movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ during the sand sculptures festival in Blankenberge

Spanish torera Conchi Rios is gored by bull during a bullfight in Rieumes, France

Young boys tug at a rope line to fasten a cargo ship, Mumbai

A woman takes photos of an airplane model at the ‘Aviation through Models’ exhibition in Slovenia

Jordanian designer Khaled Sharaan adjusts a dining chairs collection, in Amman, Jordan

Brazilian transsexual model Lea T. presents a creation from Blue Man’s collection during Fashion Rio Summer 2012 in Rio de Janeiro

A fisherman casts his net as his wife paddles a boat while breastfeeding her child, in the waters of Vembanad Lake, in Kochi

Dwarf bullfighter Osvaldo Hernandez is tackled by a calf in Cancun, Mexico on May 29

Karren (left) and Jinyu, pose for a photograph while demonstrating planking on stairs in Taipei. The pair are Taiwan’s most well-known plankers, with almost 100,000 fans following them on Facebook

The ‘Plastic Bag Monster’, a creation by Slovenian artist Miha Artnak, is displayed outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade (right) and Chris Bosh celebrate a basket against the Chicago Bulls during the NBA basketball series in Miami, in the US

A girl practices with hula hoops at an acrobatic school in Shenyang, in China

Dancers from the English National Ballet pose in tutus made by top fashion designers at the Orangery, Kensington palace in central London

Simone Arrigoni of Italy pushed by two dolphins in Torvaianica near Rome

Labourers work at the construction site of a commercial complex in Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Ivan Stoiljkovic poses for pictures with cutlery stuck to his chest in Koprivnica, Croatia

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen displays a creation by Hope Lingerie in Sao Paulo

Jury President Robert De Niro (L) poses with jury members Uma Thurman (C) and Jude Law during a photocall at the 64th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes

Alejo Muniz of Brazil surfs a wave during a training session for the men’s Association of Surfing Professionals championship at Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio

Aspiring dancers audition for the Radio City Rockettes’ upcoming 2011 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York

A model parades a crocheted Eiffel Tower bikini by Lisa Maree during the Australian Fashion Week spring/summer collections show in Sydney

People view the ‘Art In The Streets’ exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California

An Australian aborigine performs during Rio Tinto Annual General Meeting in Perth, Australia

A boy crosses the trough as cattle drink water in Kadogli, South Kordofan State in Sudan

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (left) is tackled by Real Madrid’s Marcelo during their Champions League semi-final second leg at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona, Spain

The world’s longest cigar that measures 81.8 metres is seen in Havana

Workers clean a statue of Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet state, in Krasnoyarsk in Russia

A gaucho rides an untamed horse during the celebration of ‘Criolla’ (Creole) Week in Montevideo in Uruguay

The view of the opera Andre Chenier by Italian musician Umberto Giordano is seen on a giant floating stage at Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria

An actor dressed as a demon whips another actor, dressed as Jesus, during a ceremony to mark the start of Holy Week in Texistepeque in El Salvador

A competitor during a costume competition in the London Marathon

Novice Thai nuns stand in a queue to receive food during the Songkran festival at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist meditation centre in Bangkok, Thailand on April 13

Czech President Vaclav Klaus (left) stealing a pen during a news conference with Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera (right) in Santiago on April 4, has become a YouTube hit

People carry a replica of a crocodile during a rally to celebrate the Bengali New Year in Dhaka in Bangladesh, on April 14

An acrobat from Cirque du Soleil performs at the 22nd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in Los Angeles,California, on April 10

The Living Goddess Kumari is brought to witness performances in Kathmandu

A worker takes a nap at a duck farm which is surrounded by ducklings in China

A woman holding a baby looks at a sculpture of a dove made out of 8715 toy guns and toy soldiers in Mexico

Argentine model Sofia Zamolo during the Buenos Aires High Fashion show in Argentina

Singer Britney Spears performs in San Francisco, California.

A rebel carries ammunition in eastern Libya.

A model displays body art on Samui island in Thailand.

Comedian Barlo performs during a rehearsal in Rapperswil,Switzerland.

A dancer in theatrical costume performs during an event in Starvropool, Russia.

Member of the Korean Metal Workers Federation wear masks during a rally in Seoul.

Saudi special forces personnel perform a fire demonstration near Riyadh.

A Sikh warrior wears a traditional 800 metre turban in Punjab.

Models present creations by Ukrainian designer Oleksiy Zalevskiy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Anti-government protesters throw a fellow protester into the air during a rally outside Sanaa University.

Fans of US singer Justin Bieber kiss his wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York.

Two month old leopard cub Nekama plays with a basket in her enclosure at the Berlin Zoo.

Hillary Clinton reacts as she talks with Tunisian FM Mouldi Kefi in Tunis.

New Volkswagen models are stored at the ‘CarTowers’ next to the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg

The sculpture “Vespa” by artist Stefan Rohrer is on show at the Art trade fair in Karlsruhe(Germany)

People run away from fireworks exploding around them next to a traditional “torito” in Mexico City

Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform as headless zombies in Rio de Janeiro

Dancers perform during a media preview of the Lion King musical performance in Singapore

A cricket fan wears a headgear with portraits of Indian cricketers and a mock Cricket World Cup trophy in New Delhi

A cross set in antlers is seen on the roof of Canongate Kirk in Scotland.

A model presents a creation by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac on March 8

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