25 oddest photos of 2011

        Zoran Bozicevic     |    December 29, 2011 11:00 AM ET        More from Zoran Bozicevic   |   @zoranbee
Revellers enjoy a thrill ride at the opening of the world's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, in Munich, Germany, September 17, 2011.

REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachRevellers enjoy a thrill ride at the opening of the world’s biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, in Munich, Germany, September 17, 2011.

As 2011 draws to a close, the Post’s photo department takes a look back at the year in photos. Below, the oddest photos from the past year.

WARNING: Some photographs depict scenes with nudity.

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KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty ImagesA Russian Orthodox believer plunges into icy waters in celebration of the Epiphany holiday in Kolpino, close to St. Petersburg, Russia, on January 19, 2011. Thousands of Russians jumped into holes cut in ice, braving freezing temperatures, on January 18 and early on January 19 to mark Epiphany, when Russian Orthodox believers take part in a baptism ceremony.
REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

REUTERS/Bogdan CristelA naked man with psychiatric disorders gestures on a street in Bucharest, Romania, January 10, 2011. The man was taken by the police and the ambulance service to a psychiatric hospital in Bucharest.
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonCollege students watch a cheerleader at a rally in Tokyo February 8, 2011. About 1,500 students from business schools attended the rally to boost their morale ahead of their job hunt.

REUTERS/StringerHindu devotees gather to worship the Sun god on the banks of river Ganges during the Hindu religious festival „Chhat Puja“ in the eastern Indian city of Patna November 1, 2011. Hindu devotees worship the Sun god and fast all day for the betterment of their family and society during the festival.
REUTERS/Feisal Omar

REUTERS/Feisal OmarSomali fishermen carry a Hammerhead shark from the shores of the Indian ocean in Hamarweyne district, Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, November 4, 2011.
REUTERS/Alex Domanski

REUTERS/Alex DomanskiLady Gaga poses during the 63rd Bambi media awards ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, November 10, 2011. Every year, the German media company ‚Hubert Burda Media‘, honors celebrities from the world of entertainment, literature, sports and politics with the Bambi awards.
REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

REUTERS/Shamil ZhumatovAn aerial view shows vehicles with their headlights on converging on the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft carrying ISS crew members, U.S. astronaut Michael Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, after the spacecraft landed near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan, November 22, 2011.
REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

REUTERS/Jessica RinaldiA man talks on his cell phone after taking part in the 10th Annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York City January 9, 2011. The event, organized by Improv Everywhere, involves participants who strip down to their underwear as they go about their normal routine.
REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

REUTERS/Ahmad MasoodA homeless man warms his foot on fire in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 20, 2011.

REUTERS/Tim ChongPerformers on stilts rest near a row of portable lavatories before the dress rehearsal for the Chingay parade in Singapore January 22, 2011. The word Chingay means „the art of masquerade“ in Chinese Hokkien dialect. Chingay parade is an annual street and floats parade held during the Chinese new year period in Singapore.
REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

REUTERS/Kieran DohertyA competitor waits to compete in the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at the Tooting Bec lido in London January 22, 2011.
REUTERS/Carlos Barria

REUTERS/Carlos BarriaA boy plays a violin inside an auditorium in Rajin, the Special Economic Zone of Rason city, North Korea, August 29, 2011.
REUTERS/China Daily

REUTERS/China DailyParents of freshmen students sleep on mats laid out on the floor of a gymnasium at Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, September 3, 2011. The university set out mats for some 600 parents accompanying new students on their first day of school.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

REUTERS/Lucas JacksonTelevision journalist Anderson Cooper is being measured for a wax figure by Madame Tussauds in New York, June 7, 2011.
REUTERS/Mark Blinch

REUTERS/Mark BlinchPark manager Karen Grant speaks with her husband Bruce inside their home at the Bare Oaks Family Naturist park in Sharon, Canada, June 8, 2011.
REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli

REUTERS/Dario PignatelliDevotees of the Bang Neow Chinese Shrine stand amidst exploding firecrackers as they take part in a procession in celebration of the vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, October 2, 2011. The festival celebrates the local Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants, during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.
REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

REUTERS/Adnan AbidiSalma Pathan, 21, performs a motorcycle stunt inside the „Well of Death“, one of the attractions at Ramlila fair, in the old quarters of Delhi, India, September 29, 2011.
REUTERS/Amir Cohen

REUTERS/Amir CohenPeople watch the Breitling Jet Team perform aerobatics over the Mediterranean Sea from a beach in Tel Aviv October 19, 2011.
REUTERS/David Angell

REUTERS/David AngellWingwalker Todd Green falls from John Mohr’s Steerman aircraft to his death, after losing his grip while trying to perform a transfer to the helicopter during Selfridge Air Show, less than 30 miles from Detroit, August 21, 2011.
REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

REUTERS/Pichi ChuangA woman looks at an art installation named „Forever Bicycles“ by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei during a media preview of the „Ai Weiwei Absent“ exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, October 28, 2011.
REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

REUTERS/Tyrone SiuVisitors wearing rabbit ear headbands watch a night parade held to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong February 3, 2011. The Lunar New Year began on February 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.
STR/AFP/Getty Images

STR/AFP/Getty ImagesSome 14,345 Chinese participants attempt to set a new Guinness World Record as they gather for a bath at a hot spring in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, October 30, 2011. The former world record was 10,121 people having a hot spring bath at the same time in China’s Hubei province.

PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty ImagesBritain’s Prince William drives an Aston Martin as he leaves the Buckingham Palace with his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, after their wedding service, on April 29, 2011, in London.
REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannSwiss acrobat Freddy Nock balances on the cable of a funicular on Mount Corvatsch (3,303 m/9,908 ft) near the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz January 29, 2011. Nock walked down over a distance of some 1,600 metres (5,249 ft) from the mountain station of the cable car in 3,303 metres (10,836 ft) altitude to the middle station (2,702 metres/8,865 ft altitude).

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