December 10, 2013 11:21 am
Updated: December 20, 2013 11:46 am

Top strange and unusual photos of the year

A man looks at a sculpture by Australian artist Ron Mueck at an exhibit in Paris. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)


TORONTO – Photographers often capture rather unusual moments in time – from a panda on a train to a shirtless president. Here’s a look at the top strange and unusual photos of the year.


A woman wearing a panda costume sits on a train en route to Beijing. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)


A parrot hatchling is fed by hand in Dimapur, India. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)


U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama dances alongside Sesame Street character Elmo. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)


A man receives a dousing from an elephant at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in India. (Biju Boro/AFP/Getty Images)


A Humpback whale is seen in the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga natural park in Colombia. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images)

Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

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A model parades a creation from the Sheguang Hu Haute Couture collection during China Fashion Week in Beijing. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)


People sailing on boats on Vltava River look at a giant purple finger sculpture by Czech artist David Cerny in Prague. (Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)


A child appears to be stuck inside a ceramic container while playing with other children at food festival in Seoul, South Korea. (Jacquelyn Martin/AFP/Getty Images)


Local residents gather to see Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s yellow rubber duck at a harbour in the southern city of Kaohsiung. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

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A beluga whale sprays water onto visitors at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Tokyo. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)


A man dressed as Superman competes at the men’s high diving final competition at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona. (Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

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Residents try to cool off at a water park in Suining, southwest China’s Sichuan province, as a heat wave hit several provinces in China earlier this year. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)


People jump with a bull into the sea during the traditional running of bulls at Denia Harbour. (Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images)


A snowboarder jumps over the Grand-Saint-Bernard pass in Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)


A fan dressed as Darth Vader is seen in a washroom at a Star Wars convention in France. (Thierry Zoccolan/AFP/Getty Images)


A boy poses with a butterfly on his face at the Natural History Museum in central London. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)


Visitors watch a mermaid as she swims in a giant tank at an aquarium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)


Street artists perform in Rome. (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)


A man looks at a sculpture by Australian artist Ron Mueck at an exhibit in Paris. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)


The supermoon is seen over a traffic light in downtown Rome. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)


Revellers take part in the annual “Tomatina” festivities in Spain. (Gabriel Gallo/AFP/Getty Images)


Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen during a fishing trip in Russia. (Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)

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