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01 March 2024

World this week: Best offbeat pictures


Christopher Lambert of Switzerland competes during qualifying for the Mens Aerials at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Aerial Competition at Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. (Photo Getty Images)

An Anglers work in the water on the banks of the River Tay during the Traditional opening of the Tay Salmon Season on the River Tay. (Photo Getty Images)

A teenager cools off on a waterslide during a heat wave at Glenelg on January 13, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo Getty Images)

A Bukito 3D printer creates the likeness of actor Bruce Willis at the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center. (Photo Getty Images)

Life-size horses shaped lanterns and 'floating' gold coins adorn the streets of Chinatown. (Photo Getty Images)

Traditional Javanese food made of rice known as Brondong display during Sekaten festival at Surakarta Square in Solo City, Indonesia. (Photo Getty Images)

An overturned boat is surrounded by high flood water from the river Thames. (Photo Getty Images)

A Russian man crosses himself while bathing in the icy water to mark the Epiphany in Moscow, Russia. (AP)

An orange tree is pictured covered in ash from Mount Sinabung at Naman Teran village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province. (REUTERS)

Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic watches the ball during his men's singles match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne. (REUTERS)

Garbine Muguruza of Spain, who is in round four of the Australian Open, poses with a guide dog puppy in Melbourne. (REUTERS)

A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier stands guard before the army destroys a poppy field in Nanbarkyaing village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state. (REUTERS)