30 of the most bizarre images from 2016

this monkey thoA monkey catches knives as it balances on a board during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village, Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 2, 2016.Reuters

Throughout the year, Reuters tags hundreds of their most unusual photos under the category "Oddly."

It's a delightful archive of weird and wonderful events and moments.

From an exotic bird that resembles Donald Trump to a mongoose with a pumpkin on its head, we selected some of the most outrageous, head-scratching photos from 2016.

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This Thai bride and groom chose to make an entrance in style to their Valentine's Day wedding at a resort in the Ratchaburi province.

This Thai bride and groom chose to make an entrance in style to their Valentine's Day wedding at a resort in the Ratchaburi province.

Darth Vader paused for self-reflection in Lviv, Ukraine, ahead of his appearance in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

Darth Vader paused for self-reflection in Lviv, Ukraine, ahead of his appearance in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

Batman displayed his feelings towards Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, at a demonstration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Batman displayed his feelings towards Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, at a demonstration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Shi'ite fighters took a selfie while firing artillery towards Islamic State militants near Falluja, Iraq.

Shi'ite fighters took a selfie while firing artillery towards Islamic State militants near Falluja, Iraq.

A golden pheasant from Hangzhou Safari Park in China bore a remarkable resemblance to a certain US President-elect.

A golden pheasant from Hangzhou Safari Park in China bore a remarkable resemblance to a certain US President-elect.

Filipino men stormed the start of the annual "Tour De Takong" stiletto race along Shoe Avenue in Marikina city.

Filipino men stormed the start of the annual "Tour De Takong" stiletto race along Shoe Avenue in Marikina city.

Joe Corré, son of former Sex Pistols manager, Malcolm McLaren, and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, burned £5 million worth of punk paraphenalia on a boat on the River Thames, in London. Corré organised the protest to oppose a year-long festival called Punk London, which he believed “privatised, packaged and castrated” punk.

Joe Corré, son of former Sex Pistols manager, Malcolm McLaren, and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, burned £5 million worth of punk paraphenalia on a boat on the River Thames, in London. Corré organised the protest to oppose a year-long festival called Punk London, which he believed “privatised, packaged and castrated” punk.

You can read our reporter's take on the memorabilia burning here.

Models wearing ABZAL during Kazhakhstan Fashion Week took to the stage well-armed.

Models wearing ABZAL during Kazhakhstan Fashion Week took to the stage well-armed.

Visitors to Tokyo's "Dino-a-Live" park got a shock from the world's largest moving Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Visitors to Tokyo's "Dino-a-Live" park got a shock from the world's largest moving Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Bereft of his reindeer, a lone Santa Claus took to paddle board to cross the Limmat river in Zurich, Switzerland.

Bereft of his reindeer, a lone Santa Claus took to paddle board to cross the Limmat river in Zurich, Switzerland.

Both dogs and owner were perplexed by a dog head-wearing mannequin outside a fashion shop in Nice, France.

Both dogs and owner were perplexed by a dog head-wearing mannequin outside a fashion shop in Nice, France.

A daring tightrope walker stepped into the clouds in Taizhou, China.

A daring tightrope walker stepped into the clouds in Taizhou, China.

Revelers at a swimming pool in Daying county, China, found space to be a rare commodity this summer.

Revelers at a swimming pool in Daying county, China, found space to be a rare commodity this summer.

A man stared into the abyss which appeared in his fish pond in Guiping, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

A man stared into the abyss which appeared in his fish pond in Guiping, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Rescue workers in Podgorica, Montenegro came to the aid of a wayward (mock) horse. The international field exercise was organised and conducted by NATO's Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC)

Rescue workers in Podgorica, Montenegro came to the aid of a wayward (mock) horse. The international field exercise was organised and conducted by NATO's Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC)

A child in Beijing got more than she bargained for when testing out a new keyboard.

A child in Beijing got more than she bargained for when testing out a new keyboard.

Water buffaloes locked horns during a local celebration in Kaili, China.

Water buffaloes locked horns during a local celebration in Kaili, China.

Brexit Scarecrows depicted former British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during the Scarecrow Festival in Heather, Britain

Brexit Scarecrows depicted former British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during the Scarecrow Festival in Heather, Britain

Serbia's Viktor Troicki faced an unexpected third opponent in his match against Spain's Daniel Munoz de la Nava at the Australian Open in January.

Serbia's Viktor Troicki faced an unexpected third opponent in his match against Spain's Daniel Munoz de la Nava at the Australian Open in January.

A monkey showed off its knife-catching skills as it balanced on a board during a daily training session at a Chinese monkey farm.

A monkey showed off its knife-catching skills as it balanced on a board during a daily training session at a Chinese monkey farm.

Entrepreneurs spent nearly 3 million yuan ($460,000) to build a giant golden statue of Chinese late chairman Mao Zedong.

Entrepreneurs spent nearly 3 million yuan ($460,000) to build a giant golden statue of Chinese late chairman Mao Zedong.

A crane is seen next to a giant statue of Chinese late chairman Mao Zedong under construction near crop fields in a village of Tongxu county, Henan province, China, January 4, 2016. According to local villagers, several entrepreneurs spent nearly 3 million yuan (460,000 USD) to build the 36.6-metre-high statue covered in golden paint, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer

Hippopotamuses performed during a show at the circus in Siberia.

Hippopotamuses performed during a show at the circus in Siberia.

A dog rode a wave in during California's Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach.

A dog rode a wave in during California's Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach.

A chimpanzee named Chacha escaped from a zoo in Japan and tried to evade his capturer while clinging onto power lines.

A chimpanzee named Chacha escaped from a zoo in Japan and tried to evade his capturer while clinging onto power lines.

A man at the Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada vacuumed the Playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered.

A man at the Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada vacuumed the Playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered.

A banded mongoose played with a Halloween pumpkin at a zoo in China.

A banded mongoose played with a Halloween pumpkin at a zoo in China.

London residents grew plants out of jeans hanging on railings of a house.

London residents grew plants out of jeans hanging on railings of a house.

A cat had its fur trimmed to look like a “stegosaurus spine” at a pet shop in Taiwan.

A cat had its fur trimmed to look like a “stegosaurus spine” at a pet shop in Taiwan.

An ice cream shop in China made a 3D-printed, strawberry-flavoured pop of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

An ice cream shop in China made a 3D-printed, strawberry-flavoured pop of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

These buns were made to resemble one of the popular Japanese "Kobitos" characters and gush milk custard when squeezed.

These buns were made to resemble one of the popular Japanese "Kobitos" characters and gush milk custard when squeezed.
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