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Pictures of the Year 2018

Oddly
Our top odd and unusual photos from the past year.
NEW YORK-WATERMELON/RECORD
RTX6BURI
July 18, 2018
Ashrita Furman, who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone, attempts to set a new record for slicing...
New York, UNITED STATES
Ashrita Furman, who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone, attempts to set a new record for slicing...
Ashrita Furman, who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone, attempts to set a new record for slicing the most watermelons in half on his own stomach in one minute in New York City, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
GLOBAL-MUSEUMS/
RTS251BS
November 08, 2018
Frogs are posed in a dining scene at the Frog Museum, a collection of 108 stuffed frogs in scenes portraying...
ESTAVAYER-LE-LAC, Switzerland
Frogs representing eating at an electorate diner are pictured at the Frog Museum in Estavayer-le-Lac
Frogs are posed in a dining scene at the Frog Museum, a collection of 108 stuffed frogs in scenes portraying everyday life in the 19th-century and made by Francois Perrier, in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
RUSSIA-ANIMALS/
RTS1VUP1
July 09, 2018
A British Blue cat is lit up by sunlight diffracted through an aquarium at an apartment in the Siberian...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
A British Blue cat is lit up by sunlight diffracted through an aquarium at an apartment in Krasnoyarsk...
A British Blue cat is lit up by sunlight diffracted through an aquarium at an apartment in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
VIETNAM-BRIDGE/
RTX6DJ73
August 01, 2018
Tourists walk past a giant hand structure on the Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang City, Vietnam...
Danang City, Vietnam
Tourists walk past giant hand structure on Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang City
Tourists walk past a giant hand structure on the Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang City, Vietnam August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kham
UKRAINE-CIRCUS/
RTS235CF
September 27, 2018
A monkey performs during the presentation of the new show "The Show of the Giant Fountains" at the National...
Kiev, Ukraine
A monkey performs during the presentation of the new show "The Show of the Giant Fountains" at the National...
A monkey performs during the presentation of the new show "The Show of the Giant Fountains" at the National Circus in Kiev, Ukraine September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
USA-DAILYLIFE/
RTX5Z09P
April 26, 2018
A woman adjusts her sunglasses as she has her picture taken amid thousands of ranunculus flowers at the...
Carlsbad, UNITED STATES
A woman adjusts her sunglasses as she has her picture taken amid thousands of ranunculus flowers at the...
A woman adjusts her sunglasses as she has her picture taken amid thousands of ranunculus flowers at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
SAUDI-ODDLY/
RTS1N3W5
March 11, 2018
Saudi men perform a stunt known as "sidewall skiing" (driving on two wheels) as a youth takes a selfie...
TABUK, Saudi Arabia
Saudi men perform a stunt known as "sidewall skiing" as a youth takes a selfie in Tabuk
Saudi men perform a stunt known as "sidewall skiing" (driving on two wheels) as a youth takes a selfie in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia March 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity
BRITAIN-WILDLIFE/
RTX6ECUV
October 08, 2018
An Atlantic seal pup lies amongst the rocks at St Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Britain October...
ST MARTIN'S HAVEN, GBR
An Atlantic seal pup lies amongst the rocks at St Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire
An Atlantic seal pup lies amongst the rocks at St Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Britain October 8, 2018. Seal pups are born with fluffy white non-waterproof coats which they moult out in their fourth week. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden
CHILE-ANNIVERSARY/
RTS222P1
September 20, 2018
Chilean police officers march with the puppies of future police dogs during the annual military parade...
Santiago, Chile
Chilean police officers march with puppies during the annual military parade in Santiago
Chilean police officers march with the puppies of future police dogs during the annual military parade at the Bernardo O'Higgins park in Santiago, Chile, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
EUROPEAN-CHAMPIONSHIPS/AQUATICS
RTS1WRB4
August 09, 2018
Jenny Mensing of Germany during warm up at the 2018 European Championships, Glasgow, Britain, August...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2018 European Championships - Glasgow
Jenny Mensing of Germany during warm up at the 2018 European Championships, Glasgow, Britain, August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/TOYS
RTS22Y3Y
September 26, 2018
Tristan Robertson-Eyes, aged 7, plays with Elasti Plasti at the launch of Hamleys top Christmas toys,...
London, United Kingdom
Tristan Robertson-Eyes plays with Elasti Plasti at the launch of Hamleys top Christmas toys, in London...
Tristan Robertson-Eyes, aged 7, plays with Elasti Plasti at the launch of Hamleys top Christmas toys, in London, Britain, September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
MALTA-ODDLY/
RTX6GU3Q
October 28, 2018
A participant runs through a foam bath during the 'Colour My Run' charity fun run on Manoel Island in...
Valletta, Malta
A participant runs through a foam bath during the 'Colour My Run' charity fun run on Manoel Island in...
A participant runs through a foam bath during the 'Colour My Run' charity fun run on Manoel Island in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour, Malta October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
BELGIUM-WHALE/
RTX6GGZM
October 25, 2018
The tail of a stranded whale is pictured on the beach of De Haan, Belgium October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Francois...
De Haan, Belgium
The tail of a stranded whale is pictured on the beach of De Haan
The tail of a stranded whale is pictured on the beach of De Haan, Belgium October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
ISRAEL-FESTIVAL/
RTX66ZCE
May 31, 2018
Dancers participate in a "Bodies in Urban Spaces" event choreographed by Austrian artist Willi Dorner...
Jerusalem, Israel
Dancers participate in a "Bodies in Urban Spaces" event choreographed by Austrian artist Willi Dorner...
Dancers participate in a "Bodies in Urban Spaces" event choreographed by Austrian artist Willi Dorner as part of the Israel Festival, in Jerusalem May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
GERMANY-FETISH/
RTS1R4WZ
May 13, 2018
Visitors pose at the "German Fetish Ball" fair in Berlin, Germany, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke...
Berlin, Germany
German Fetish Ball in Berlin
Visitors pose at the "German Fetish Ball" fair in Berlin, Germany, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
GLOBAL-FASHION/
RTS1OTXE
March 22, 2018
TV host Farid Pina poses for a picture wearing his Mexican Pointy Boots in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico March...
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
TV host Farid Pina poses for a picture wearing his Mexican Pointy Boots in Ciudad Juarez
TV host Farid Pina poses for a picture wearing his Mexican Pointy Boots in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
BRITAIN-BODYWORLDS/
RTS243WP
October 04, 2018
A museum employee looks at Gunther von Hagens "The Tennis Player" at the Body Worlds museum exhibition...
London, United Kingdom
A museum employee looks at Gunther von Hagens "The Tennis Player" at the Body Worlds museum exhibition...
A museum employee looks at Gunther von Hagens "The Tennis Player" at the Body Worlds museum exhibition at the London Pavilion in London, Britain, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
BRITAIN-GIANTS/
RTS249QA
October 05, 2018
A lifeguard passes one of Royal Deluxe's giant marionette puppets as it lies on the beach at New Brighton,...
NEW BRIGHTON, United Kingdom
A lifeguard passes one of Royal Deluxe's giant marionette puppets as it lies on the beach at New Brighton...
A lifeguard passes one of Royal Deluxe's giant marionette puppets as it lies on the beach at New Brighton, Britain, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples
FASHION-MILAN/GUCCI
RTX4Y88I
February 21, 2018
A model presents a creation from the Gucci Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week...
Milan, Italy
Model presents a creation from the Gucci Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week...
A model presents a creation from the Gucci Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
TURKEY-FOOD/
RTX5MFVL
April 11, 2018
Miniature food cook Burcu Celenoglu Aydin prepares a dish in her mini kitchen in Istanbul, Turkey April...
Istanbul, Turkey
Miniature food cook Burcu Celenoglu Aydin prepares a dish at her mini kitchen in Istanbul
Miniature food cook Burcu Celenoglu Aydin prepares a dish in her mini kitchen in Istanbul, Turkey April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
PORTUGAL-CULTURE/
RTS21HTF
September 15, 2018
Artists Jose Triguero and Gemma Palomar perform their show "Cul de Sac" during Lisbon's Busking Festival...
Lisbon, Portugal
Artists Jose Triguero and Gemma Palomar perform their show "Cul de Sac" during Lisbon's Busking Festival...
Artists Jose Triguero and Gemma Palomar perform their show "Cul de Sac" during Lisbon's Busking Festival in Lisbon, Portugal September 15, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
BRITAIN-JETSUIT/RACING
RTS249QP
October 05, 2018
Richard Browning, chief test pilot and CEO of Gravity Industries, wears a Jet Suit and flies during a...
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Richard Browning, Chief Test Pilot and CEO of Gravity Industries, wears a Jet Suit and flies during a...
Richard Browning, chief test pilot and CEO of Gravity Industries, wears a Jet Suit and flies during a demonstration flight at Bentwaters Park, Woodbridge, Britain, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Radburn
GREECE-SPIDER WEB/
RTX6FPGN
October 19, 2018
The sun rises as spider webs blanket bushes at the banks of Lake Vistonida, Greece, October 19, 2018....
LAKE VISTONIDA, Greece
Sun rises as spider webs blanket bushes at the banks of Lake Vistonida
The sun rises as spider webs blanket bushes at the banks of Lake Vistonida, Greece, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
SPAIN-ANIMALS/
RTX6FWOA
October 21, 2018
Women take a selfie next to a flock of sheep during the annual sheep parade through Madrid, Spain, October...
Madrid, Spain
Women take a selfie next to a flock of sheep during the annual sheep parade through Madrid
Women take a selfie next to a flock of sheep during the annual sheep parade through Madrid, Spain, October 21, 2018. Shepherds parade the sheep through the city every year in order to exercise their right to use traditional routes to migrate their livestock from northern Spain to winter grazing pasture land in southern Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
BRITAIN-REVIVAL/
RTS20MPZ
September 09, 2018
Children react after competing in a pedal car race as motoring enthusiasts attend the Goodwood Revival,...
GOODWOOD, United Kingdom
Motoring enthusiasts attend the Goodwood Revival, a three day classic car racing festival celebrating...
Children react after competing in a pedal car race as motoring enthusiasts attend the Goodwood Revival, a three-day classic car racing festival celebrating the mid-20th century heyday of the sport, at Goodwood in southern Britain, September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
SPAIN-CULTURE/
RTS20BU3
September 06, 2018
A man lands on Jump Trump, an inflatable structure covered with a giant image of President Donald Trump...
Getxo, Spain
A man lands on Jump Trump, an inflatable structure covered with a giant image of U.S. President Donald...
A man lands on Jump Trump, an inflatable structure covered with a giant image of President Donald Trump at the GetxoPhoto international photography exhibition in Getxo, Spain, September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West
USA-GUNS/CHURCH
RTX4ZCUD
February 28, 2018
People attend a blessing ceremony with their AR-15-style rifles at the Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland,...
NEWFOUNDLAND, UNITED STATES
People attend a blessing ceremony with their AR-15-style rifles in their cases at the Sanctuary Church...
People attend a blessing ceremony with their AR-15-style rifles at the Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
EL SALVADOR-FIREBALLS/
RTS1ZM7D
September 01, 2018
A man participates in "Bolas de Fuego" (Balls of Fire) festival in Nejapa, El Salvador August 31, 2018....
Nejapa, El Salvador
A man participates in "Bolas de Fuego" (Balls of Fire) festival in Nejapa
A man participates in "Bolas de Fuego" (Balls of Fire) festival in Nejapa, El Salvador August 31, 2018. Revellers participate in "La Recuerda" to remember the fight of Saint Geronimo against the devil with balls of fire. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
RUSSIA-TRANSPORT/
RTS1ZG8W
August 30, 2018
People wait at a zebra-painted pedestrian crossing as vehicles drive along the R257 "Yenisei" federal...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
People wait at a zebra painted pedestrian crossing as vehicles drive along the R257 "Yenisei" federal...
People wait at a zebra-painted pedestrian crossing as vehicles drive along the R257 "Yenisei" federal highway in the suburb of Krasnoyarsk, Russia August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
TAIWAN-ENVIRONMENT/WATERLILIES
RTS1XJ7M
August 16, 2018
A girl poses for a photo on a giant waterlily leaf during an annual leaf-sitting event in Taipei, Taiwan...
Taipei, Taiwan
A girl poses for a photo on a giant waterlily leaf during an annual leaf-sitting event in Taipei
A girl poses for a photo on a giant waterlily leaf during an annual leaf-sitting event in Taipei, Taiwan August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
EUROPE-WEATHER/SWITZERLAND
RTX6E036
August 05, 2018
People on inflatable boats enjoy the weather on the Lake Lucerne in Sisikon, Switzerland, August 5, 2018....
Sisikon, Switzerland
People on inflatable boats enjoy the weather on the Lake Lucerne in Sisikon
People on inflatable boats enjoy the weather on the Lake Lucerne in Sisikon, Switzerland, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
EUROPE-WEATHER/BRITAIN
RTX50R58
March 02, 2018
Trainer Lawney Hill poses for a photograph as she wears tights over her face to keep out the cold after...
Tetsworth, United Kingdom
Trainer Lawney Hill poses for a photograph as she wears tights over her face to keep out the cold after...
Trainer Lawney Hill poses for a photograph as she wears tights over her face to keep out the cold after taking her horses out on the all-weather gallops in Tetsworth, Britain, March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
AFGHANISTAN-ENTERTAINMENT/CHAPLIN
RTS214Y7
September 13, 2018
Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin, Karim Asir, 25, exercises during his rehearsals in Kabul, Afghanistan...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin, Karim Asir, 25, exercises during his rehearsals in Kabul
Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin, Karim Asir, 25, exercises during his rehearsals in Kabul, Afghanistan August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
SAUDI-BEES/
RTS20VW0
September 11, 2018
A Saudi man with his body covered with bees poses for a picture in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia September 11,...
TABUK, Saudi Arabia
A Saudi man with his body covered with bees poses for a picture in Tabuk
A Saudi man with his body covered with bees poses for a picture in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity
NIRELAND-DAILYLIFE/
RTS1X4BM
August 12, 2018
A woman is concealed as she walks through a field of very tall sunflowers to cut some down in Ballygawley,...
BALLYGAWLEY, United Kingdom
A woman is concealed as she walks through a field of very tall sunflowers to cut some down in Ballygawley...
A woman is concealed as she walks through a field of very tall sunflowers to cut some down in Ballygawley, Northern Ireland, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
BOLIVIA-WRESTLING/
RTS1UWXY
July 02, 2018
A Cholita (Andean woman) fighter makes a key to her opponent during a wrestling session at the Havana...
La Paz, Bolivia
A Cholita (Andean woman) fighter makes a key to their opponent during a wrestling session at the Havana...
A Cholita (Andean woman) fighter makes a key to her opponent during a wrestling session at the Havana Hotel Cholet in El Alto, outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/David Mercado
SOUTHKOREA-ICEFISHING/
RTX45N9Y
January 06, 2018
A boy reacts after catching a trout with his hands during an event promoting the Ice Festival in Hwacheon,...
HWACHEON, South Korea
A boy reacts after catching a trout with his hands during an event promoting the Ice Festival in Hwacheon...
A boy reacts after catching a trout with his hands during an event promoting the Ice Festival in Hwacheon, south of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea January 6, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
USA-MARIJUANA/TOURISM
RTX5UD1F
April 21, 2018
Elise McRoberts exhales after using a full spectrum oil vaporizer at the new Magnolia cannabis vape lounge...
Oakland, CA, UNITED STATES
Elise McRoberts exhales after using a full spectrum oil vaporizer at the new Magnolia cannabis vape lounge...
Elise McRoberts exhales after using a full spectrum oil vaporizer at the new Magnolia cannabis vape lounge in Oakland, California, April 20, 2018. Friday marked the first '4/20' since the sale of recreational marijuana became legal on January 1. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
TURKEY-EASTERNEXPRESS/
RTS1PCP9
May 01, 2018
Garra rufa obtusas, also known as "doctor fish", swim around the face of a man as he relaxes in a hot...
Sivas, Turkey
Garra rufa obtusas, also known as "doctor fish", swim around the face of a man as he relaxes in a hot...
Garra rufa obtusas, also known as "doctor fish", swim around the face of a man as he relaxes in a hot spa pool in Kangal, south of the central Anatolian city of Sivas, Turkey, March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
EUROPE-SNOW/ITALY
RTX4Z03D
February 26, 2018
A young priest throws a snowball during a heavy snowfall in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February...
Vatican City, Vatican
A young priest throws a snow ball during a heavy snowfall in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican
A young priest throws a snowball during a heavy snowfall in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi
FRANCE-BOLT/ZERO GRAVITY
RTS2128K
September 12, 2018
Retired sprinter Usain Bolt poses as he enjoys zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially...
Reims, France
Retired sprinter Usain Bolt poses as he enjoys zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially...
Retired sprinter Usain Bolt poses as he enjoys zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified plane above Reims, France, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
ITALY-CARNIVAL/ORANGES
RTX4VLL5
February 11, 2018
Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town...
Ivrea, Italy
Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town...
Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea, Italy, February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
JAPAN-AGEING/ROBOTS
RTX5EH2R
March 27, 2018
Yoichi Suzuki shows 'AIBO', a pet dog robot, to his bed-ridden mother at his house in Takahagi, Ibaraki...
Takahagi, Japan
The Wider Image: Ageing Japan: Robots' role in future of elder care
Yoichi Suzuki shows 'AIBO', a pet dog robot, to his bed-ridden mother at his house in Takahagi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, February 6, 2018. Yoichi Suzuki's father used the 'AIBO' for his rehabilitation. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
RUSSIA-ODDLY/
RTS1Y22P
August 20, 2018
Russian service members push a bus along an avenue in Moscow, Russia August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov...
Moscow, Russia
Russian servicemembers push a bus along an avenue in Moscow
Russian service members push a bus along an avenue in Moscow, Russia August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
PHILIPPINES-SMUGGLING/DUTERTE
RTX4R8JS
February 06, 2018
A bulldozer destroys condemned smuggled luxury cars worth 61,626,000.00 pesos (approximately US$1.2 million),...
Manila, Philippines
A bulldozer destroys condemned smuggled luxury cars worth 61,626,000.00 pesos during the 116th Bureau...
A bulldozer destroys condemned smuggled luxury cars worth 61,626,000.00 pesos (approximately US$1.2 million), which include used Lexus, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar and Corvette Stingray, during the 116th Bureau of Customs founding anniversary in Metro Manila, Philippines February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
STARWARS-BURLESQUE/
RTX67B9Y
June 03, 2018
Performers dressed like stormtroopers dance during "The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody"...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody in Los Angeles
Performers dressed like stormtroopers dance during "The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody" in Los Angeles, California, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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