Weird & Interesting Photos Of The World (May)

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Maldon Mud Race in Maldon
A competitor takes part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex on April 29, 2012. The race originated in 1973 and involves competitors racing around a course on the mudbanks of the river Blackwater at low tide.
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Jolene Van Vugt
Canadian female action sports star Jolene Van Vugt makes a pass on her way to setting a new land speed Guiness World Record for a motorized toilet in Sydney on May 2, 2012. After a few technical issues with the toilet Van Vugt beat the existing record of 68 km/h by 7 km/h, after completing the stunt in both directions with an average of the two speeds taken to give her the new world record.
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Jolene Van Vugt
Canadian female action sports star Jolene Van Vugt (C) plays up to the waiting media as her support crew make some last minute adjustments prior to her setting a new land speed Guiness World Record for a motorized toilet in Sydney on May 2, 2012. After a few technical issues with the toilet Van Vugt beat the existing record of 68 km/h by 7 km/h, after completing the stunt in both directions with an average of the two speeds taken to give her the new world record.
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Teams Compete To Pull Passenger Jet At JFK
Members of the Nassau County Police pull a Jet Blue A320 plane 100 feet during the third annual Jet Blue Airbus A320 Plane Tug at JFK Airport on May 7, 2012 in New York City. Members of the London's Metropolitan Police Services went head-to-head with local law enforcement and airport crewmembers to see which team of up to 16 people could pull a 150,000 pound Jet Blue A320 aircraft 100 feet in the fastest time. A team of TSA employees had the fastest time of 32 seconds. The "Brits VS Yanks" competition raises money and awareness for the Joining Against Cancer Kids (JACK) Foundation, a UK based organization that rase money for Neuroblastoma cancer research.
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Teams Compete To Pull Passenger Jet At JFK
Members of the Metropolitan Police Services in London pull a Jet Blue A320 plane 100 feet during the third annual Jet Blue Airbus A320 Plane Tug at JFK Airport on May 7, 2012 in New York City. Members of the London's Metropolitan Police Services went head-to-head with local law enforcement and airport crewmembers to see which team of up to 16 people could pull a 150,000 pound Jet Blue A320 aircraft 100 feet in the fastest time. A team of TSA employees had the fastest time of 32 seconds. The "Brits VS Yanks" competition raises money and awareness for the Joining Against Cancer Kids (JACK) Foundation, a UK based organization that rase money for Neuroblastoma cancer research.
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Marilyn Monroe Sculpture Leaving Chicago
The sculpture of Marilyn Monroe is dismantled as it prepares to travel to Palm Springs, California on May 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
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French President Francois Hollande
A crib figurine depicting newly-elected French President Francois Hollande holding a France's flag is displayed in a shop in Via San Gregorio Armeno in Naples where nativity scenes craftmen have their workshops on May 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CARLO HERMANN
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Suntrust Racing Crew
The Suntrust racing crew performs an unusual bicycle celebration in victory lane after drivers Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli won the Global Barter 250 at New Jersey Motorsports Park on May 13, 2012 in Millville, New Jersey.
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Chandra Bahadur Dangi
Chandra Bahadur Dangi (R), the 72-year-old Nepali crowned the "world's shortest man" by Guinness World Records, is carried by his nephew Dolakh Dangi (L), following a press conference at Circular Quay on Sydney Harbour on May 14, 2012 at the start of a week of promotional engagements. Dangi, from a remote valley in southwestern Nepal, stands just 54.6 centimetres (21.5 inches) tall.
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WGT 2012 Wave And Gothic Festival In Leipzig
Cybergoths pose during the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival on May 26, 2012 in Leipzig, Germany. The event began in the 1990s and has since grown into one of the biggest gatherings of Goth scene followers in Europe with around 20,000 participants. Many of those attending wear elaborate outfits and makeup for which they require hours of painstaking preparation and that also show a departure from the traditional black of the Goth scene. Punk remains a strong influence in today's Goth style as witnessed in Leipzig, but newer trends, with names like Cybergoth and Steampunk, have emerged that blend bold colors, Victorian fashion elegance and 19th and 20th century factory accessories into a look reminiscent of a mutated Venetian carnival. The five-day festival includes performances by around 200 bands.
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WGT 2012 Wave And Gothic Festival In Leipzig
A Gothic enthusiast poses during the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival on May 26, 2012 in Leipzig, Germany. The event began in the 1990s and has since grown into one of the biggest gatherings of Goth scene followers in Europe with around 20,000 participants. Many of those attending wear elaborate outfits and makeup which is a departure from the traditional black of the Goth scene. Punk remains a strong influence in today's Goth style as witnessed in Leipzig, but newer trends, with names like Cybergoth and Steampunk have emerged that blend bold colors with Victorian fashion elegance and 19th and 20th century fashion accessories into a look reminiscent of a mutated Venetian carnival. The five-day festival includes performances by around 200 bands.
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People participate soap bubble gathering
People participate soap bubble gathering in Vilnius on May 28, 2012 during the "Burbuliatorius," which takes place every second Monday in summer time in more than 15 world cities.
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Turkish Sultan Kosen, the Guinness World
Turkish Sultan Kosen, the Guinness World Record holder for tallest living male at 2.51 meters, shakes hands with a Cuban boy before a baseball game between Industriales and Ciego de Avila in Havana on May 20, 2012. Kosen's growth has resulted from a tumour affecting his pituitary gland. AFP PHOTO/STR
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