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A gibbon walks amid models of vehicles at a zoo in a miniatures park in Bakhchisaray, Crimea, May 24, 2021. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak

A gibbon walks amid models of vehicles at a zoo in a miniatures park in Bakhchisaray, Crimea, May 24, 2021. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak

A gibbon walks amid models of vehicles at a zoo in a miniatures park in Bakhchisaray, Crimea, May 24, 2021. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak
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Samantha Bailey takes a selfie with a staff member dressed like a raptor at the Jurassic Quest drive-thru Experience outside The Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, January 15. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Samantha Bailey takes a selfie with a staff member dressed like a raptor at the Jurassic Quest drive-thru Experience outside The Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, January 15. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Samantha Bailey takes a selfie with a staff member dressed like a raptor at the Jurassic Quest drive-thru Experience outside The Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, January 15. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Pope Francis greets a person dressed as Spider-Man after the general audience at the Vatican, June 23. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Pope Francis greets a person dressed as Spider-Man after the general audience at the Vatican, June 23. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Pope Francis greets a person dressed as Spider-Man after the general audience at the Vatican, June 23. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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A cow is transported by a helicopter after its summer sojourn in the high Swiss Alpine meadows near the Klausenpass, Switzerland August 27. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A cow is transported by a helicopter after its summer sojourn in the high Swiss Alpine meadows near the Klausenpass, Switzerland August 27. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A cow is transported by a helicopter after its summer sojourn in the high Swiss Alpine meadows near the Klausenpass, Switzerland August 27. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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A man waves as volunteers hand out the COVID-19 home test kits to residents, in Goldsworth and St Johns in Woking, Britain, February 2. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A man waves as volunteers hand out the COVID-19 home test kits to residents, in Goldsworth and St Johns in Woking, Britain, February 2. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A man waves as volunteers hand out the COVID-19 home test kits to residents, in Goldsworth and St Johns in Woking, Britain, February 2. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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A man prepares hot dogs at the volcanic site on the Reykjanes Peninsula following an eruption in Iceland, March 21. REUTERS/Cat Gundry-Beck

A man prepares hot dogs at the volcanic site on the Reykjanes Peninsula following an eruption in Iceland, March 21. REUTERS/Cat Gundry-Beck

A man prepares hot dogs at the volcanic site on the Reykjanes Peninsula following an eruption in Iceland, March 21. REUTERS/Cat Gundry-Beck
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A dog with blue fur is pictured inside a cage at a veterinary hospital where it was taken for examination, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, February 16. A pack of stray dogs with blue fur was found near an abandoned chemical plant in the city of Dzerzhinsk. REUTERS/Anastasia Makarycheva

A dog with blue fur is pictured inside a cage at a veterinary hospital where it was taken for examination, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, February 16. A pack of stray dogs with blue fur was found near an abandoned chemical plant in the city of...more

A dog with blue fur is pictured inside a cage at a veterinary hospital where it was taken for examination, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, February 16. A pack of stray dogs with blue fur was found near an abandoned chemical plant in the city of Dzerzhinsk. REUTERS/Anastasia Makarycheva
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Alexandr Kudlay, 33, and Viktoria Pustovitova, 28, have breakfast in their apartment in Kharkiv, Ukraine March 5. Tired of occasional break-ups, this Ukrainian couple found an unusual solution to stay inseparable. On St. Valentine's Day, they decided to handcuff their hands together for three months and began documenting their experience on social media.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Alexandr Kudlay, 33, and Viktoria Pustovitova, 28, have breakfast in their apartment in Kharkiv, Ukraine March 5. Tired of occasional break-ups, this Ukrainian couple found an unusual solution to stay inseparable. On St. Valentine's Day, they decided...more

Alexandr Kudlay, 33, and Viktoria Pustovitova, 28, have breakfast in their apartment in Kharkiv, Ukraine March 5. Tired of occasional break-ups, this Ukrainian couple found an unusual solution to stay inseparable. On St. Valentine's Day, they decided to handcuff their hands together for three months and began documenting their experience on social media.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Fiammetta, 10, attends her online lessons surrounded by her shepherd father's herd of goats in the mountains, while schools are closed due to coronavirus restrictions, in Caldes, northern Italy, March 20.    Martina Valentini - Val di Sole press office

Fiammetta, 10, attends her online lessons surrounded by her shepherd father's herd of goats in the mountains, while schools are closed due to coronavirus restrictions, in Caldes, northern Italy, March 20. Martina Valentini - Val di Sole press...more

Fiammetta, 10, attends her online lessons surrounded by her shepherd father's herd of goats in the mountains, while schools are closed due to coronavirus restrictions, in Caldes, northern Italy, March 20. Martina Valentini - Val di Sole press office
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Participant Norbert Dopf from Austria arrives for the German Moustache and Beard Championships 2021 at Pullman City Western Theme Park in Eging am See, Germany, October 23.   REUTERS/Lukas Barth

Participant Norbert Dopf from Austria arrives for the German Moustache and Beard Championships 2021 at Pullman City Western Theme Park in Eging am See, Germany, October 23. REUTERS/Lukas Barth

Participant Norbert Dopf from Austria arrives for the German Moustache and Beard Championships 2021 at Pullman City Western Theme Park in Eging am See, Germany, October 23. REUTERS/Lukas Barth
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A hot air balloon floats near birds during the 34th Brazilian hot-air balloon championships in Torres, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, October 17.  
  REUTERS/Diego Vara

A hot air balloon floats near birds during the 34th Brazilian hot-air balloon championships in Torres, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, October 17. REUTERS/Diego Vara

A hot air balloon floats near birds during the 34th Brazilian hot-air balloon championships in Torres, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, October 17. REUTERS/Diego Vara
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An Ultra Orthodox man wears three masks over his face while celebrating Purim in Jerusalem, February 28.    
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An Ultra Orthodox man wears three masks over his face while celebrating Purim in Jerusalem, February 28. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Ultra Orthodox man wears three masks over his face while celebrating Purim in Jerusalem, February 28. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Stuttgart Ballet company dancers Elisa Badenes and Friedemann Vogel take part in the performance  "Social Distance Stacks" by conceptual artist Florian Mehnert, at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany, February 26.     REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Stuttgart Ballet company dancers Elisa Badenes and Friedemann Vogel take part in the performance  "Social Distance Stacks" by conceptual artist Florian Mehnert, at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany, February 26.   REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Stuttgart Ballet company dancers Elisa Badenes and Friedemann Vogel take part in the performance  "Social Distance Stacks" by conceptual artist Florian Mehnert, at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany, February 26.   REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
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A lake in a shape of a heart is seen surrounded by autumn-colored trees outside Balashikha, Moscow region, Russia, October 4. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A lake in a shape of a heart is seen surrounded by autumn-colored trees outside Balashikha, Moscow region, Russia, October 4. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A lake in a shape of a heart is seen surrounded by autumn-colored trees outside Balashikha, Moscow region, Russia, October 4. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Sand In Your Eye's giant sand art is seen on Blackpool beach following the easing of coronavirus restrictions in Blackpool, Britain, May 17.   REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Sand In Your Eye's giant sand art is seen on Blackpool beach following the easing of coronavirus restrictions in Blackpool, Britain, May 17. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Sand In Your Eye's giant sand art is seen on Blackpool beach following the easing of coronavirus restrictions in Blackpool, Britain, May 17. REUTERS/Molly Darlington
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A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Dark Place' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, Britain, October 11.     REUTERS/Matthew Childs

A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Dark Place' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, Britain, October 11. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Dark Place' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, Britain, October 11. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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A string quartet plays aboard a violin-shaped boat, titled "Violin of Noah", that was built during the coronavirus pandemic by artist Livio De Marchi in collaboration with Consorzio Venezia Sviluppo and is dedicated to people who have died from the disease, in Venice, Italy, September 18.  
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A string quartet plays aboard a violin-shaped boat, titled "Violin of Noah", that was built during the coronavirus pandemic by artist Livio De Marchi in collaboration with Consorzio Venezia Sviluppo and is dedicated to people who have died from the...more

A string quartet plays aboard a violin-shaped boat, titled "Violin of Noah", that was built during the coronavirus pandemic by artist Livio De Marchi in collaboration with Consorzio Venezia Sviluppo and is dedicated to people who have died from the disease, in Venice, Italy, September 18. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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Models interact while they present protective suits made for medical professionals, designed by the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in collaboration with Dishang, during China Fashion Week in Beijing, September 11.    REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

Models interact while they present protective suits made for medical professionals, designed by the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in collaboration with Dishang, during China Fashion Week in Beijing, September 11. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

Models interact while they present protective suits made for medical professionals, designed by the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in collaboration with Dishang, during China Fashion Week in Beijing, September 11. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
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Aerial view of 'sea snot', a thick slimy layer of the organic matter also known as marine mucilage, spreading through the Sea of Marmara and posing a threat to marine life and the fishing industry, on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

Aerial view of 'sea snot', a thick slimy layer of the organic matter also known as marine mucilage, spreading through the Sea of Marmara and posing a threat to marine life and the fishing industry, on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8....more

Aerial view of 'sea snot', a thick slimy layer of the organic matter also known as marine mucilage, spreading through the Sea of Marmara and posing a threat to marine life and the fishing industry, on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan
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Scotland fans gather in Leicester Square before their Euro 2020 match against England, in London, Britain, June 18. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Scotland fans gather in Leicester Square before their Euro 2020 match against England, in London, Britain, June 18. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Scotland fans gather in Leicester Square before their Euro 2020 match against England, in London, Britain, June 18. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Mr Lordi of the Finnish hard rock band Lordi receives the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination in an event organized in Rovaniemi, Finland, August 1.  
 Lehtikuva/Jouni Porsanger

Mr Lordi of the Finnish hard rock band Lordi receives the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination in an event organized in Rovaniemi, Finland, August 1. Lehtikuva/Jouni Porsanger

Mr Lordi of the Finnish hard rock band Lordi receives the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination in an event organized in Rovaniemi, Finland, August 1. Lehtikuva/Jouni Porsanger
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A farmer gives a pig a microphone "to sing" on the stage of  The Pork Chop Revue comedy show at the 117th Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, Kentucky, August 21.  REUTERS/Amira Karaoud

A farmer gives a pig a microphone "to sing" on the stage of  The Pork Chop Revue comedy show at the 117th Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, Kentucky, August 21.  REUTERS/Amira Karaoud

A farmer gives a pig a microphone "to sing" on the stage of  The Pork Chop Revue comedy show at the 117th Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, Kentucky, August 21.  REUTERS/Amira Karaoud
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Monster X Mush Rarity, an iconic Harajuku girl and a staff member of the cafe, wearing a face mask poses for a photograph at Kawaii Monster Cafe in Tokyo Japan January 31. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Monster X Mush Rarity, an iconic Harajuku girl and a staff member of the cafe, wearing a face mask poses for a photograph at Kawaii Monster Cafe in Tokyo Japan January 31. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Monster X Mush Rarity, an iconic Harajuku girl and a staff member of the cafe, wearing a face mask poses for a photograph at Kawaii Monster Cafe in Tokyo Japan January 31. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A teamLab staff member works inside the "Floating Flower Garden", which consists of a three-dimensional mass of flowers, at teamLab Planets in Tokyo, Japan, June 3. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A teamLab staff member works inside the "Floating Flower Garden", which consists of a three-dimensional mass of flowers, at teamLab Planets in Tokyo, Japan, June 3. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A teamLab staff member works inside the "Floating Flower Garden", which consists of a three-dimensional mass of flowers, at teamLab Planets in Tokyo, Japan, June 3. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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An employee attaches the skin to the head of a humanoid robot developed by Promobot service robotics manufacturer at the company's office in Vladivostok, Russia, March 15.   REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

An employee attaches the skin to the head of a humanoid robot developed by Promobot service robotics manufacturer at the company's office in Vladivostok, Russia, March 15. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

An employee attaches the skin to the head of a humanoid robot developed by Promobot service robotics manufacturer at the company's office in Vladivostok, Russia, March 15. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev
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A woman shows matchboxes of micro apples, grown on an apple tree withstanding winter temperatures of -76 degrees Fahrenheit (-60 degrees Celsius), on the outskirts of Yakutsk, Russia, September 9. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman shows matchboxes of micro apples, grown on an apple tree withstanding winter temperatures of -76 degrees Fahrenheit (-60 degrees Celsius), on the outskirts of Yakutsk, Russia, September 9. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman shows matchboxes of micro apples, grown on an apple tree withstanding winter temperatures of -76 degrees Fahrenheit (-60 degrees Celsius), on the outskirts of Yakutsk, Russia, September 9. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Israel's Linoy Ashram in action during the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual Ball Final  at the 2021 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Varna, Bulgaria, June 12.   REUTERS/Spasiyana Sergieva

Israel's Linoy Ashram in action during the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual Ball Final at the 2021 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Varna, Bulgaria, June 12. REUTERS/Spasiyana Sergieva

Israel's Linoy Ashram in action during the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual Ball Final at the 2021 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Varna, Bulgaria, June 12. REUTERS/Spasiyana Sergieva
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Brazilian tattoo artist Michel Praddo, also known as Human Satan, and his wife Carol Praddo, known as Mulher Demonia or Demon Woman, pose in their studio in Praia Grande, Brazil, August 18. REUTERS/Carla Carniel

Brazilian tattoo artist Michel Praddo, also known as Human Satan, and his wife Carol Praddo, known as Mulher Demonia or Demon Woman, pose in their studio in Praia Grande, Brazil, August 18. REUTERS/Carla Carniel

Brazilian tattoo artist Michel Praddo, also known as Human Satan, and his wife Carol Praddo, known as Mulher Demonia or Demon Woman, pose in their studio in Praia Grande, Brazil, August 18. REUTERS/Carla Carniel
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A man visits 'A Retrospective', an exhibition of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, at the the museum Gropius Bau in Berlin, Germany, May 19.    REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

A man visits 'A Retrospective', an exhibition of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, at the the museum Gropius Bau in Berlin, Germany, May 19.   REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

A man visits 'A Retrospective', an exhibition of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, at the the museum Gropius Bau in Berlin, Germany, May 19.   REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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Elena Lenina poses during the screening of the film "Tout s'est bien passe" (Everything Went Fine) in competition at the 74th Cannes Film Festival, July 7. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

Elena Lenina poses during the screening of the film "Tout s'est bien passe" (Everything Went Fine) in competition at the 74th Cannes Film Festival, July 7. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

Elena Lenina poses during the screening of the film "Tout s'est bien passe" (Everything Went Fine) in competition at the 74th Cannes Film Festival, July 7. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
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People are reflected in a puddle as they watch the sunset in Moscow, Russia, May 27. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People are reflected in a puddle as they watch the sunset in Moscow, Russia, May 27. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People are reflected in a puddle as they watch the sunset in Moscow, Russia, May 27. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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People walk on the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge '516 Arouca', after it opened for local residents in Arouca, Portugal, April 29. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

People walk on the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge '516 Arouca', after it opened for local residents in Arouca, Portugal, April 29. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

People walk on the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge '516 Arouca', after it opened for local residents in Arouca, Portugal, April 29. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
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A local resident stands on the roof of a wooden building while removing snow, which falls down on pigs in a courtyard in the village of Bobrovka in Omsk Region, Russia, March 18. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A local resident stands on the roof of a wooden building while removing snow, which falls down on pigs in a courtyard in the village of Bobrovka in Omsk Region, Russia, March 18. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A local resident stands on the roof of a wooden building while removing snow, which falls down on pigs in a courtyard in the village of Bobrovka in Omsk Region, Russia, March 18. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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Puryanti, a 29-year-old woman, and her 15-year-old nephew Raffi, cover themselves from head to toe in silver paint to become 'manusia silver' (silver people), as part of their act to make a living, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, February 6.  
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Puryanti, a 29-year-old woman, and her 15-year-old nephew Raffi, cover themselves from head to toe in silver paint to become 'manusia silver' (silver people), as part of their act to make a living, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, February 6. ...more

Puryanti, a 29-year-old woman, and her 15-year-old nephew Raffi, cover themselves from head to toe in silver paint to become 'manusia silver' (silver people), as part of their act to make a living, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, February 6. REUTERS/Adi Kurniawan
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A woman wearing a protective face mask carries her pet cat in a backpack as they wait to cross a street in Barcelona, Spain, April 9. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A woman wearing a protective face mask carries her pet cat in a backpack as they wait to cross a street in Barcelona, Spain, April 9. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A woman wearing a protective face mask carries her pet cat in a backpack as they wait to cross a street in Barcelona, Spain, April 9. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Tug of War champion and farmer James Kehoe, of the Boley Tug of War Club, trains at home in his barn with teammates after being nominated as the "greatest athlete of all time" for the World Games awards, amid coronavirus restrictions in County Tipperary village of Boley, Ireland. January 271. The World Games is an organization made up of sports that do not feature in the Olympic Games and are held every four years after each summer Olympics.   REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Tug of War champion and farmer James Kehoe, of the Boley Tug of War Club, trains at home in his barn with teammates after being nominated as the "greatest athlete of all time" for the World Games awards, amid coronavirus restrictions in County...more

Tug of War champion and farmer James Kehoe, of the Boley Tug of War Club, trains at home in his barn with teammates after being nominated as the "greatest athlete of all time" for the World Games awards, amid coronavirus restrictions in County Tipperary village of Boley, Ireland. January 271. The World Games is an organization made up of sports that do not feature in the Olympic Games and are held every four years after each summer Olympics. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A fibreglass sculpture entitled 'Bihar' (Tomorrow in Basque), by Mexican hyperrealist artist Ruben Orozco, is submerged in the Nervion river in Bilbao, Spain, September 27. REUTERS/Vincent West

A fibreglass sculpture entitled 'Bihar' (Tomorrow in Basque), by Mexican hyperrealist artist Ruben Orozco, is submerged in the Nervion river in Bilbao, Spain, September 27. REUTERS/Vincent West

A fibreglass sculpture entitled 'Bihar' (Tomorrow in Basque), by Mexican hyperrealist artist Ruben Orozco, is submerged in the Nervion river in Bilbao, Spain, September 27. REUTERS/Vincent West
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A Madame Tussauds's wax figure of Audrey Hepburn sits at an empty table to comply with coronavirus  social distancing requirements in a dining room at Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn, New York, February 26.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A Madame Tussauds's wax figure of Audrey Hepburn sits at an empty table to comply with coronavirus social distancing requirements in a dining room at Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn, New York, February 26.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A Madame Tussauds's wax figure of Audrey Hepburn sits at an empty table to comply with coronavirus social distancing requirements in a dining room at Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn, New York, February 26.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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The Kraken house float, on Memphis Street in Lakeview, one of thousands in the New Orleans area decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras, is pictured in Louisiana, February 7. Residents were encouraged to view the homes while practicing social distancing. REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn

The Kraken house float, on Memphis Street in Lakeview, one of thousands in the New Orleans area decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras, is pictured in Louisiana, February 7. Residents were encouraged to view the homes while practicing social...more

The Kraken house float, on Memphis Street in Lakeview, one of thousands in the New Orleans area decorated in celebration of Mardi Gras, is pictured in Louisiana, February 7. Residents were encouraged to view the homes while practicing social distancing. REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn
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People run away as Kurdish animal rights activists release a bear into the wild after rescuing bears from captivity in people's homes, in Dohuk, Iraq, February 11.   REUTERS/Ari Jalal

People run away as Kurdish animal rights activists release a bear into the wild after rescuing bears from captivity in people's homes, in Dohuk, Iraq, February 11. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

People run away as Kurdish animal rights activists release a bear into the wild after rescuing bears from captivity in people's homes, in Dohuk, Iraq, February 11. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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