Pictures of the Year: Strange and Unusual

  • Liu Bolin, a Chinese artist, blends himself into the background in front of a shelf lined with comic books in Caracas REUTERS

  • A model of a shark is seen in the roof of a house in Oxford REUTERS

  • A female dog feeds a tiger cub and her puppy at a zoo in Hefei REUTERS

  • Labourers who work nearby nap on a road as cars drive past in Chongqing Municipality REUTERS

  • A guest poses as he arrives at Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week REUTERS

  • A woman takes pictures of art installation "Alice" by Spanish artist Cristina Lucas in the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art in Seville REUTERS

  • An Indian Muslim devotee performs a stunt during a procession at Ajmer REUTERS

  • A participant attempts to control his craft during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2013 competition on the outskirts of Moscow REUTERS

  • Jung Ha-yoon is pictured in a ceramic container while playing with other children at the traditional sports square during the Royal and Aristocrat's Traditional Food Festival held at Unhyeon Palace, also known as Unhyeongung Royal Residence, in Seoul REUTERS

  • A competitor throws a ball between his legs during the 'brigaball' contest at the 36th Bundanoon Highland Gathering REUTERS

  • Street artists perform in downtown Rome REUTERS

  • A radio-controlled Superman plane, flown by designer Otto Dieffenbach, passes the moon during a test flight in San Diego REUTERS

  • A new nose, grown by surgeons on Xiaolian's forehead, is pictured before being transplanted to replace the original nose, which is infected and deformed, at a hospital in Fuzhou REUTERS

  • A couple drinks a cup of latte with their picture printed on top of the milk foam at a Family Mart in Taipei REUTERS

  • Fisherman Vargas holds a fish in his mouth as he searches a net at Laguna de Bay in Taguig City, Metro Manila REUTERS

  • Police and bystanders look at a car which is covered with vegetation after it was left parked at a neighbourhood for more than a year, in Chengdu REUTERS

  • A man runs up the "gostra" during the religious feast of St Julian outside Valletta REUTERS

  • A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine with two pistols pierced through his cheeks takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket REUTERS

  • A flying sushi service tray known as the "itray" is demonstrated by staff at a "Yo! Sushi" restaurant in London REUTERS

  • Wolf researcher Freund bites into deer cadaver next to Mongolian wolf at Wolfspark Werner Freund in Merzig REUTERS

  • A person in a Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur costume runs on the field as young boys play an exhibition soccer match during halftime of the MLS soccer game between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC in Carson REUTERS

  • A photographer takes pictures of Fang in a wedding gown next to her husband as they hang from a cliff during a rock climbing exercise in Liuzhou REUTERS

  • Passengers look at a man not wearing pants, while riding in the subway during the annual "No Pants Subway Ride" in Shanghai REUTERS

  • Women dressed as sirens perform from inside a tank at the Sao Paulo Aquarium REUTERS

  • A girl walks past a poster featuring a cat during the Athens 21st International Cat Show REUTERS

  • An employee dressed in a panda costume talks to a customer at the foot of Emei Mountain REUTERS

  • A woman with a partial face drawing on her cheek, stands among the crowd at a costume party to celebrate Halloween in Wuhan REUTERS

  • Babies with swim rings are seen in basins at a mother and baby health care centre in Wuhan REUTERS

  • People look at a large sinkhole on a street after a water pipe broke underneath it in Xi'an REUTERS

  • Owolo, dressed as the Grim Reaper, and Petrulis, dressed as a chicken, prepare to compete in the ZJ Boarding House Halloween Surf Contest in Santa Monica REUTERS