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Photographer
China Stringer Network
Location
FUZHOU, CHINA

A man lies on the floor with his head stuck in a washing machine in Fuzhou, China May 29, 2016. According to local media, the man was trying to figure out why the machine was not working when his head became trapped. Firefighters eventually cut the machine and saved him. REUTERS/Stringer

A man lies on the floor with his head stuck in a washing machine in Fuzhou, China May 29, 2016. According to local media, the man was trying to figure out why the machine was not working when his head became trapped. Firefighters eventually cut the machine and saved him. REUTERS/Stringer
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Photographer
Jason Lee
Location
XINYE, China

A monkey catches knives as it balances on a board during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village, Xinye county of China�s central Henan province, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A monkey catches knives as it balances on a board during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village, Xinye county of China�s central Henan province, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Photographer
Rebecca Naden
Location
Llanwrtyd Wells, UNITED KINGDOM

A competitor takes part in the 31st World Bog Snorkelling Championships, held annually at Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales, Britain August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

A competitor takes part in the 31st World Bog Snorkelling Championships, held annually at Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales, Britain August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden
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Photographer
Mike Blake
Location
ENCINITAS, UNITED STATES

A remote-controlled plane in the form of a witch flies over a neighborhood as the sun sets during Halloween in Encinitas, California, October 31,2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A remote-controlled plane in the form of a witch flies over a neighborhood as the sun sets during Halloween in Encinitas, California, October 31,2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Photographer
Himanshu Sharma
Location
AJMER, INDIA

An Indian Muslim devotee on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti for the festival of Urs, performs a stunt during a procession at Ajmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan April 8, 2016. The annual festival of Urs is held for over six days at Ajmer to commemorate the death anniversary of Sufi saint Chishti. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma

An Indian Muslim devotee on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti for the festival of Urs, performs a stunt during a procession at Ajmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan April 8, 2016. The annual festival of Urs is held for over six days at Ajmer to commemorate the death anniversary of Sufi saint Chishti. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma
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Photographer
David Mercado
Location
EL ALTO, BOLIVIA

Skulls are seen at the witch doctor kiosk during the day of offerings to the "Pachamama" (Mother Earth) in El Alto, Bolivia, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado

Skulls are seen at the witch doctor kiosk during the day of offerings to the "Pachamama" (Mother Earth) in El Alto, Bolivia, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado
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Photographer
John Vizcaino
Location
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

A special forces soldier waits to march in a military parade to celebrate the 206th anniversary of Colombia's independence in Bogota, Colombia, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

A special forces soldier waits to march in a military parade to celebrate the 206th anniversary of Colombia's independence in Bogota, Colombia, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino
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Photographer
China Daily China Daily Information Corp - CDIC
Location
XI'AN, CHINA

An "ear" is seen growing on the arm of a patient who lost his right ear in an accident, at the first affiliated hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, November 9, 2016. The growing "ear", which will be transplanted onto the patient's head in a following surgery, was taken from the patient's rib cartilage, cut into the shape of a ear and placed under the skin flap of the arm. China Daily/via...more

An "ear" is seen growing on the arm of a patient who lost his right ear in an accident, at the first affiliated hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, November 9, 2016. The growing "ear", which will be transplanted onto the patient's head in a following surgery, was taken from the patient's rib cartilage, cut into the shape of a ear and placed under the skin flap of the arm. China Daily/via REUTERS
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Photographer
Jorge Silva
Location
PHUKET, Thailand

A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with a bike pierced on his mouth during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with a bike pierced on his mouth during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Photographer
Tyrone Siu
Location
TAIPEI, Taiwan

Visitors pose in front of a three story upside-down family sized house at the Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan. Over 300 square meters of floor space of the upside-down house, filled with home furnishings, was created by a group of Taiwanese architects at a total cost of around US$600,000 and took 2 months to complete, according to the organisers. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Visitors pose in front of a three story upside-down family sized house at the Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan. Over 300 square meters of floor space of the upside-down house, filled with home furnishings, was created by a group of Taiwanese architects at a total cost of around US$600,000 and took 2 months to complete, according to the organisers. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Photographer
Wolfgang Rattay
Location
DUESSELDORF, Germany

Employees of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG take a selfie as they kiss HI-4, a life-size humanoid robot, at Metro's headquarters in Duesseldorf, Germany, June 7, 2016. The android, modelled after its Japanese inventor Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka's University, is made of a metal skeleton, plastic skull and silicon skin; and can be used as a human substitute for interaction via a tele-operated control system....more

Employees of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG take a selfie as they kiss HI-4, a life-size humanoid robot, at Metro's headquarters in Duesseldorf, Germany, June 7, 2016. The android, modelled after its Japanese inventor Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka's University, is made of a metal skeleton, plastic skull and silicon skin; and can be used as a human substitute for interaction via a tele-operated control system. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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Photographer
KYODO Kyodo
Location
Sendai, Japan

Male chimpanzee Chacha screams after escaping from nearby Yagiyama Zoological Park as a man tries to capture him on the power lines at a residential area in Sendai, northern Japan, April 14, 2016. The chimp was eventually caught after being shot with a tranquilizer gun and falling from the power lines, Kyodo news reported. REUTERS/Kyodo

Male chimpanzee Chacha screams after escaping from nearby Yagiyama Zoological Park as a man tries to capture him on the power lines at a residential area in Sendai, northern Japan, April 14, 2016. The chimp was eventually caught after being shot with a tranquilizer gun and falling from the power lines, Kyodo news reported. REUTERS/Kyodo
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Photographer
Jason Reed
Location
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

A 'Pokeburg' hamburger with the name 'Peakachu, inspired by the Pokemon Go phenomenon, is pictured at Down N' Out Burger restaurant in Sydney, Australia, August 26, 2016. The restaurant sells a limited number of Pokeburgs per day, with the names Chugmander, Peakachu and Bulboozaur, capitalizing on fans' appetite for Pokemon Go, the location-based augmented reality game. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A 'Pokeburg' hamburger with the name 'Peakachu, inspired by the Pokemon Go phenomenon, is pictured at Down N' Out Burger restaurant in Sydney, Australia, August 26, 2016. The restaurant sells a limited number of Pokeburgs per day, with the names Chugmander, Peakachu and Bulboozaur, capitalizing on fans' appetite for Pokemon Go, the location-based augmented reality game. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Photographer
Aly Song
Location
SHANGHAI, CHINA

A 3D-printed Sanpang strawberry milk flavoured ice-cream is seen at the Iceason ice-cream shop in Shanghai, China, April 27, 2016. Sanpang is a Chinese nickname for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. REUTERS/Aly Song

A 3D-printed Sanpang strawberry milk flavoured ice-cream is seen at the Iceason ice-cream shop in Shanghai, China, April 27, 2016. Sanpang is a Chinese nickname for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Photographer
David Mercado
Location
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA

Members of a school band wearing Star Wars costumes walk in the center of La Paz, Bolivia September 19, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado

Members of a school band wearing Star Wars costumes walk in the center of La Paz, Bolivia September 19, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado
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Photographer
Jason Reed
Location
DENILIQUIN, AUSTRALIA

Sheep shearer Chris Kermond from Ballarat in the Australian state of Victoria rides a motorised 'esky' or drink cooler, while drinking a can of pre-mixed rum and cola at the Deni Ute Muster in Deniliquin, New South Wales, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Sheep shearer Chris Kermond from Ballarat in the Australian state of Victoria rides a motorised 'esky' or drink cooler, while drinking a can of pre-mixed rum and cola at the Deni Ute Muster in Deniliquin, New South Wales, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Photographer
Bobby Yip
Location
HONG KONG, CHINA

A milk custard bun made to resemble one of the popular Japanese "Kobitos" characters is squeezed during a display for the photographer at Dim Sum Icon restaurant in Hong Kong, China July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A milk custard bun made to resemble one of the popular Japanese "Kobitos" characters is squeezed during a display for the photographer at Dim Sum Icon restaurant in Hong Kong, China July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Photographer
Stringer .
Location
SANTIAGO, CHILE

Giant fried eggs art installation are seen as part of "Hecho en Casa" (Made at home) urban artwork festival in downtown Santiago, Chile, November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza

Giant fried eggs art installation are seen as part of "Hecho en Casa" (Made at home) urban artwork festival in downtown Santiago, Chile, November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza
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Photographer
Carlos Jasso
Location
CARACAS, VENEZUELA

Dolls are seen on the balcony of artist and collector Etanis Gonzalez in Caracas, Venezuela, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Dolls are seen on the balcony of artist and collector Etanis Gonzalez in Caracas, Venezuela, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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