15 most bizarre photos of 2016

2016 surely turned out to be a year like no other


Multimedia Desk December 23, 2016
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. PHOTO: REUTERS

2016 surely turned out to be a year like no other. With moments of great humour and profound tragedy, photographers the world over had their hands full this year. As 2016 draws to a close, The Express Tribune presents some downright bizarre photos. Enjoy!

1_zkn_1_odd-pictures A man lies on the floor with his head stuck in a washing machine in Fuzhou. 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. PHOTO: REUTERS

Morbidly obese Monica Riley tips the scales at a whopping 50 stone, but rather than trying to lose weight, the 27-year-old, from Fort Worth, Texas, wants to continue to pile on the pounds is aiming to become the heaviest woman in the world at 1,000lbs, and become so huge that she is literally bed-bound. She is pictured with feeder boyfriend, Sid Riley, 25. PHOTO: BARCROFT IMAGES

2_zkn_2_odd-pictures 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. PHOTO: REUTERS

3_zkn_3_odd-pictures A competitor takes part in the 31st World Bog Snorkeling Championships, held annually at Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS

This picture of a faceplanting fox, which ended up in the snow, impressed judges at this year's Comedy Wildlife Photo AwardS. PHOTO: BARCROFT IMAGES This picture of a faceplanting fox, which ended up in the snow, impressed judges at this year's Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards. PHOTO: BARCROFT IMAGES

4_zkn_4_odd-pictures A remote-controlled plane in the form of a witch flies over a neighbourhood as the sun sets during Halloween in Encinitas, California. PHOTO: REUTERS

7_zkn_download-2_odd-pictures A special forces soldier waits to march in a military parade to celebrate the 206th anniversary of Colombia's independence in Bogota, Colombia. PHOTO: REUTERS

8_zkn_download-3_odd-pictures 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. 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. PHOTO: REUTERS

9_zkn_download-4_odd-pictures 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. PHOTO: REUTERS

10_zkn_download-5_odd-pictures Visitors pose in front of a three story upside-down family sized house at the Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan. Over 300 square metres 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. PHOTO: REUTERS

12_zkn_download-7_odd-pictures 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. PHOTO: REUTERS

15_zkn_download-10_odd-pictures Members of a school band wearing Star Wars costumes walk in the centre of La Paz, Bolivia September 19, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

17_zkn_download-12_odd-pictures 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. PHOTO: REUTERS

18_zkn_download-13_odd-pictures 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. PHOTO: REUTERS

19_zkn_download-14_odd-pictures Dolls are seen on the balcony of artist and collector Etanis Gonzalez in Caracas, Venezuela, July 16, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

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