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Case of the Fridays
Face smashes, hair whips, three legs and funny faces: Here are some of the strangest pictures in the news from around the world this year.
Raisin Weekend at St. Andrews University in Scotland is believed to date back several hundred years to the university’s early days when first-year students would give senior students a pound of raisins as a thank-you for helping them to adjust to university life. In more recent years, the weekend has evolved into a more raucous event with wine instead of raisins. The celebration culminates on Monday when first-years participate in a huge shaving cream foam fight in St Salvator’s Quad.
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The Miss Milk Cow beauty contest was held in Moc Chau plateau, 200km northwest of Hanoi. The beauty contest selects cows with a solid torso, high legs and large milk production. This year, 126 cows were chosen for contest among the 16,000 cows in Moc Chau. For more than a decade the Miss Milk Cow beauty contest is organized in Moc Chau plateau to promote dairy farming as Vietnamese people’s eating pattern has been changing rapidly along with higher income. The winner this year is a four-year-old, weight 830 kg and providing 42 kg milk per day, double the average volume of milk. (Photos by Kham/Reuters)
Inside an abandoned movie theatre on a noisy avenue in a working-class section of Havana, some 70 Cuban children as young as nine pursue their dream of joining the circus. The circus is a lucrative career path and a rare opportunity for Cubans to make real money on the communist-led island.
(Photos by Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters)
The first World Nomad Games began on Tuesday, September 9 with an opening ceremony at the hippodrome of Cholpon-Ata, about 270 kilometers outside the capital Bishkek. Teams from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan are taking part in the games.
Qin Riyang and Leng Yuting, both 26 years old, posed underwater for their wedding pictures at a photo studio in Shanghai, ahead of their wedding next year. Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because “its romantic and beautiful.”
Mr. Wedding studio owner, Tina Lui, started providing underwater pictures four years ago. Photos by Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.
Want to know what a food fight looks like with 20,000 goggle-wearing people and 130 tons of tomatoes? It’s called La Tomatina, and it happens every year in Buñol, Spain.