Our oddest photos of the week
Lithuanian opera-performance "Sun & Sea" plays during the Santiago a Mil International Theater Festival in Santiago, Chile, January 27, 2023. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
A pug sleeps during the American Kennel Club's Meet the Breeds event in New York, January 29, 2023. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
A man surfs with his kitesurfing board in the Mediterranean Sea during stormy weather in Ashkelon, Israel. February 1, 2023. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
AJ Dereume holds up Phil the groundhog during the Groundhog Day Festivities, at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, February 2, 2023. REUTERS/Alan Freed
People fish on the frozen Gull Lake during the 2023 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza near Brainerd, Minnesota, January 28, 2023. REUTERS/Drone Base
France's Kevin Aymoz performs during the exhibition gala at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Espoo, Finland, January 29, 2023. Antti Hamalainen/Lehtikuva via REUTERS
A man dressed as "Pepino," a carnival character, dances as part of a ceremony to kick off Bolivia's carnival, in La Paz, Bolivia, January 29, 2023. REUTERS/Claudia Morales
A man hangs from a rope as he cleans the windows of an office building in Bangkok, Thailand, February 2, 2023. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
An Albanian environment activist wears an installation mask that reads, "I am not a virtual reality," during a protest against the new airport in the Vjose-Narte area in Vlora, Albania, January 28, 2023. REUTERS/Florion Goga
Adelie penguin chicks sit in their enclosure at the Guadalajara Zoo, in Guadalajara, Mexico, January 26, 2023. REUTERS/Fernando Carranza
Enrico Braun imitates a male deer during the German deer-calling championships, where eight competitors jostled for the best imitation deer call boasting a hunting trick that has been used for centuries, in Dortmund, Germany, January 27, 2023....more
A man dressed in a costume made of animal fur participates during the International Festival of the Masquerade Games in Pernik, Bulgaria, January 28, 2023. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
An undated image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows hills, craters and a circular fracture pattern on the surface of Mars, in this handout image obtained by Reuters on January 25, 2023. NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona/Handout via REUTERS
An undated handout picture by Nigerian artist Malik Afegbua, created with the use of artificial intelligence, shows an elderly model walking on a runway, as part of his Elder series. Courtesy of Malik Afegbua/Handout via REUTERS
Sara Iovine, a restorer from Appia Antica archaeological park, cleans a life-sized statue of a Roman emperor posing as the classical hero Hercules after it was discovered during sewer repair works near the old Appian Way, ancient Rome's first...more
A Biewer Terrier drinks water during the American Kennel Club's Meet the Breeds event in New York, January 29, 2023. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
Cracks begin to show in India's Himalayan building spree
The buildings and land beneath houses had been weakened - geologists, residents and officials say - by the rapid construction in the geologically unstable...
Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney
Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-forecasting groundhog, emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania, saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.
Tens of thousands welcome Pope Francis in Democratic Republic of Congo
The pope urged the Congolese people to grant each other a "great amnesty of the heart" and called on any Christians engaged in battle to lay down their arms....
Tyre Nichols funeral draws civil rights leaders, U.S. vice president
Family and friends of Tyre Nichols gathered in a Memphis church to pay their final respects to the Black 29-year-old father whose fatal beating by police last...
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