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It's a weird world 11

It's a weird world 11
Monifa, a one month old baby Pygmy Hippopotamus takes a morning bath at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. Monifa is the first Pygmy Hippopotamus to be born at Taronga Zoo in the past 23 years. (Getty Images)
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A man carries a burning wooden barrel soaked in tar during the annual Tar barrel event in Ottery St Mary, in Devon, in south-west England. The competitors, who may only enter if they are born in Ottery St Mary, run for as long as they can with the burning barrels on their necks and heads until the heat either becomes too unbearable or the barrel burns to a finish. The tradition is said to have originated in the 17th century. (Getty Images)
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Bhutanese watch a game of pillow fighting during a coronation celebration, one of many days of festivities, at the Chang-Lime-Thang stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan. The young Bhutanese king, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 28, an Oxford-educated bachelor became the youngest reigning monarch on the planet when he was crowned Bhutan's fifth king. The tiny Himalayan kingdom, a Buddhist nation of 635,000 people is wedged between China and India. (Getty Images)
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Demonstrators dressed as British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and a 'City fat cat' pose for pictures outside the Bank of England in London, as they campaign against poverty. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the credit crisis had created a moment of change that allowed world powers to rebuild the financial system but also to refashion the way they work together. (Getty Images)
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Andreas Merk with the Inbal Pinto Dance Company performs a scene from Shaker during a dress rehearsal before opening night at the Joyce Theatre in New York November 11. (Getty Images)
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Picture of a ñatita (human skull) of the Choque family that has been offered cigarettes at the General Cemetery of La Paz. Every November, according to a pre-Columbian Andean tradition, thousands of Bolivians celebrate the Day of the natitas, or time of the death, venerating decorated skulls of relatives or unknown people, and making offerings to honour their ancestors. (Getty Images)
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Visitors take part in an action art installation titled Knocking Table by Chinese artist Shen Ye at the Nanjing 'Weightlessness' Contemporary Art Exhibition in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, China. The exhibition, jointly hosted by Nanjing Arts Institute and Eckerd College of the United States, has attracted many artists from China, US, Germany and others. (Getty Images)