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01 October 2023

World Today: Spectacular... and just plain crazy

By Staff

Dead common murres lie on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. (AP)

A man counts coins collected from coin-operated laundry machines, at a warehouse in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China. (Reuters)

A hot air balloon flies over a construction site in Putrajaya, Malaysia. (AP)

Cars parked on the side of a road are seen covered with snow in central Oslo, Norway. (Reuters)

Vehicles move past a banana tree in the midst of Kolonel H Barlian street in Palembang, Indonesia South Sumatra province. (Reuters)

Local residents watch as a helicopter, known as 'Elvis', drops water onto a pile of burning tyres in Melbourne, Australia. (Reuters)

A tomtit bird flies past a squirrel running on a fence after a snowfall in a park in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Reuters)

The Alabama Crimson Tide mascot Big Al celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium. (AFP/Getty)

Motorcycle-taxi driver candidates raise their hands during an odour test at a basement car park. (Reuters)

Dmitry Sotnikov of Russia, Igor Devyatkin of Russia and Ruslan Akhmadeev of Russia of KAMAZ - MASTER and in truck KAMAZ 4326 compete on day 9 stage eight from Salta to Bellen during the 2016 Dakar Rally. (Getty Images)

A Trackimo device is seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gadgets galore are letting dog lovers stay connected to their pets even when they can't take canine companions with them on the go. A sea Innovations on display at the famously people-centric Consumer Electronics Show on Friday included a wave of technology aimed at those who consider pets cherished family members. (AFP)

A man (C) gets his shirt altered by a roadside tailor at a second-hand street side clothing market in Mumbai, India. (Reuters)

20-year-old women in Kimono pose beside the Cinderella Castle during their "Coming-of-Age Day" celebration at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, eastern suburb of Tokyo. (AFP)

A body boarder exits from a wave in Seal Beach, Calif. (AP)

A rainbow casts its glow behind a palm tree near the Seal Beach Pier in Seal Beach, Calif. (AP)

A dog crosses the road as Paulo Goncalves of Portugal rides his Honda motorcycle during Termas de Rio Hondo-Jujuy third stage in the Dakar Rally 2016 in Tucuman province, Argentina. (Reuters)

A newlywed couple attends their group wedding ceremony as part of the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at Zhaolin Park. (Getty Images)