IN PHOTOS: An escaped chimp and other offbeat pictures of the week

Chacha, the male chimp, screams at a worker in Sendai, northern Japan on Thursday, April 14, 2016 after fleeing from a zoo. Kyodo News via AP

A large male chimpanzee embarked on a daring escape from a zoo in Japan this week, and a photo of him avoiding capture highlights our selection of some of the best offbeat photos of the week.

On Thursday, a chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole. Chacha, the male chimp, was on the loose nearly two hours after it disappeared from the Yagiyama Zoological Park in Sendai.

In India, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their official visit to the country and stopped by wildlife reserve to feed some elephants, because elephants.

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In England, it was Liverpool’s annual Ladies Day at the Grand National Festival horse race where one presumably intoxicated British man decided to pose for a photo…with his pants down.

Have a look at our weekly roundup of some of the best offbeat, slice-of-life photos from around the world.

Seven-month-old female giant panda cub Nuan Nuan plays with her mother Liang Liang inside an enclosure at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur on April 7, 2016. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images
A woman holding an umbrella crosses a parking lot during snowfall in St. Petersburg on April 14, 2016. Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images
An Indian ascetic Muslim puts a sharp object into his eye as a demonstration of faith at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during the Urs festival in the western Indian state of Rajasthan on April 14, 2016. Shaukat Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images
Myanmar revellers take part in celebrations marking Thingyan, a water festival which brings in the country’s New Year, in Yangon on April 14, 2016. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge feeds a baby elephant at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at Panbari reserve in the northeastern state of Assam, India on April 13, 2016. Adnan Abidi/AFP/Getty Images
Fog clears from the river Oder as sun rises near Lebus, northeastern Germany on April 8, 2016. Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images
A racegoer poses as he prepares to leave Ladies Day, the second day of the Grand National Festival horse race meeting at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, northern England on April 8, 2016. Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images
French riot police officers take position opposite protesters during a demonstration by the Nuit Debout (Up All Night) movement at Place de La Republique in Paris on April 12, 2016. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images
New York Yankees Brett Gardner falls into the stands after catching a foul ball during third inning AL baseball action in Toronto on Thursday April 14, 2016. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press
Visitors stand inside the installation ‘Le mie prigioni’ (My Jails), by architect Alessandro Mendini during Design Week in Milan, Italy on Thursday, April 14, 2016. AP Photo/Luca Bruno
A Tampa Bay Lightning fan, wearing an astronaut suit, taunts Detroit Red Wings defenceman Alexei Marchenko during the third period of Game 1 of first-round of Stanley Cup playoff action on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in Tampa. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara
A migrant boy cries as his mother washes him in an open field near their tent at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece on Saturday, April 9, 2016. AP Photo/Amel Emric



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