It's been another busy week for the photographers of Reuters around the world, and away from the headline-grabbing story of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370, strange and fascinating things have continued to happen. As they always do.

Below is IBTimes UK's pick of the weirdest photographs of the week.

Elephants react after enjoying a "buffet" of fruit and vegetables during Thailand's National Elephant Day in the ancient Thai capital Ayutthaya, 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, 13 March 2014. Thais honoured the elephant on Thursday with special fruit and Buddhist ceremonies across the country to pay homage to their national animalREUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
A boy sits in a plastic container filled with coloured water during Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai, 16 March 2014. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over IndiaREUTERS/Babu
Dog in Crimea
A woman holds her dog inside a polling station during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region in Sevastopol, 16 March 2014. Voting was part of the referendum aimed at deciding whether the peninsula leaves Ukraine and becomes part of RussiaREUTERS/Baz Ratner
Naked cyclist
A cyclist takes part in the "World Naked Bike Ride" on Sao Paulo's Paulista Avenue, 15 March 2014. The event aims to defend the right of cyclists to ride on the streets in safety, according to organisersREUTERS/Nacho Doce
cooked alligator
Whole cooked alligators are displayed before being served at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, 15 March 2014. The club, which promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air and space featured catering by chef and exotic creator Gene Rurka. Chef Rurka prepared a variety of dishes featuring an array of insects, wildlife, animal body parts and invasive speciesREUTERS/Andrew Kelly
A competitor has tanning lotion applied on his leg during the 10th South Asian bodybuilding championship in Lahore, 9 March 2014. Around 40 bodybuilders from Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan participated in the competitionREUTERS/Mohsin Raza
upside down house
A labourer works at an upside-down house under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District, south of Shanghai, 17 March 2014. Workers are putting the final touches on this eccentric tourist attraction built at the "China Folk Painting Village". Furniture will also be placed upside down in the house, which is expected to open to the public in AprilREUTERS/Carlos Barria
Men on scooter
Five men sit on a electric bicycle as they cross a street in Changde, Hunan province, 16 March 2014REUTERS
Peter Norbot (L) and Kris Hamilton, dressed as comic book superhero Spider-Man, wait for their turn to audition to be a part of a promotional campaign for the upcoming release of the new movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in Chicago, 19 March 2014REUTERS/Jim Young