snuff championships
Contestant Verena Bayr tries to stuff five grams of snuff into her nose within a minute during the World Snuff Championship 2014 in Berg im Gau, southern GermanyAFP
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Allie Shaughnessy, dressed as Marvel Comics character Mystique, attends Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego, CaliforniaReuters
tour de france fans
Cycling fans dressed as superheroes pose in the French Alps during the 177km 14th stage of the Tour de FranceReuters
tour de france naked
Race leader Vincenzo Nibali pushes a spectator away as he cycles to win the 145.5km 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Pau and Hautacam in FranceReuters
circus london wonderground
Circus performers pose at London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre. From left to right: Zoe L'Amore, Missy Macabre, The Lizard Man, Danik Abishev, Heather Holliday, The Space CowboyGetty
commonwealth games rhythmic gymnastics
Malaysia's Wong Poh San performs with the clubs during the women's rhythmic gymnastics team competition at the Commonwealth Games in GlasgowReuters
london zoo monkey
A tiny black-capped squirrel monkey baby clings to its mother at London Zoo's Meet the Monkeys exhibitZSL London Zoo
bull in shop
A bull stands inside a clothes shop in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Cattle are considered sacred in India and allowed to roam freelyReuters
Three-legged Chihuahua Stella Star attends Mercedes Benz Swim Fashion Week in MiamiReuters
sogs mouths
Two dogs play together in a dog park in East Massapequa, New YorkGetty
liverpool giants
Crowds reach out to touch Xolo, the Giant Dog, one of the giant Royal De Luxe street puppets taking part in Liverpool's World War I centenary commemorationsGetty
giant inflatable frog
People in a boat pass a 22-metre tall inflatable golden toad, created by Chinese artist Guo Yongyao, at Yu Yuan Tan Park in BeijingAFP
magic carpet piano
German pianist Stefan Aaron plays a piano on a "flying carpet" platform suspended from a helicopter, over Munich airportReuters
A flamingo walks across the lagoon at dawn while volunteers wade out to gather flamingo chicks for tagging at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, near Malaga, southern SpainReuters
An adult flamingo stands with flamingo chicks in an enclosure before they are tagged at Fuente de Piedra lagoon in SpainGetty
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An aerial view of sailing boats on the Ammersee lake in Utting, GermanyAFP
People sunbathe on the beach at Wannsee, near Berlin
People sunbathe on the beach at Wannsee, near BerlinReuters
costa concordia aerial
An aerial view of the Costa Concordia during the refloat operation at Giglio harbour, two and a half years after the luxury liner capsized off the Italian coast, killing 32 peopleReuters
costa concordia towed
The Costa Concordia cruise liner is towed away from Giglio island where it capsized two years ago, killing 32 peopleReuters
inside costa concordia
The flooded interior of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner is seen in this picture released by the Italian CarabinieriReuters
typhoon rammasun
A man pushes his electric bicycle against strong wind and heavy rainfall along a flooded seaside street as Typhoon Rammasun hits Haikou, Hainan province, ChinaReuters
typhoon matmo
Buses are submerged in floodwaters on a street in Fuzhou, Fujian province, after Typhoon Matmo made landfall in ChinaGetty
typhoon scarecrow
A worker walks past a 6.5-metre high scarecrow that was secured to the ground as Typhoon Matmo approaches the town of Shanhsing in Ilan county, TaiwanAFP
tripoli airport
The wreckage of a burnt aircraft is pictured after shelling at Tripoli International Airport in LibyaReuters
taiwan plane crash wreckage
The TransAsia Airways turboprop passenger plans crashed after an aborted landing during stormy weatherAFP
Air Algerie wreckage
Part of the plane wreckage is seen at the crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 near the town of Gossi in MaliREUTERS/ECPAD
mh17 wreckage
Part of the wreckage is seen at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in the Donetsk region of eastern UkraineReuters
mh17 netherlands
Ronald Visee holds a Dutch flag flying at half-mast as a hearse carrying the remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane disaster travels to HilversumReuters
gaza tanks
Israeli armoured personnel carriers manoeuvre outside the northern Gaza Strip as the Jewish state stepped up its ground offensiveReuters
man with baby
A Palestinian man carries a baby after being evacuated from a UN-run school that was hit by Israeli shellingReuters
gaza children
Palestinians bury the bodies of two young boys Abdulrahamn Abed al-Nabi, 1, and Hadi Abed al-Nabi, 3, who were killed in an Israeli air strike in the Gaza StripReuters
gaza blood
A Palestinian man, in clothes stained with the blood of his father, killed by Israeli shelling, mourns at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza StripReuters
gaza funeral
Palestinian security forces carry the body of Mahmoud al-Shawamrah during his funeral in the West Bank town of Al-Ram near Jerusalem. Israeli troops shot al-Shawamrah during clashes with stone-throwers in the occupied West Bank on MondayReuters
israeli soldier funeral
The grandmother of Israeli soldier private first class Jordan Bensimon cries over his coffin during his funeral in Ashkelon, Israel. Bensimon was 22 and originally from FranceGetty
gaza israel funeral
Friends and relatives of 20-year-old Israeli Staff Sergeant Moshe Melako of the Golani Brigade, who was killed during fighting with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, mourn during his funeral at the Mt Herzel military cemetery in JerusalemAFP
syria fighter
A rebel fighter sits on stacked chairs as he aims his weapon through a hole inside a house in the town of Morek in Hama province, SyriaReuters