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From a pop-up beach by the Thames on the most depressing day of the year to origami pop stars made out of your old concert tickets... We take a look at the most weird and wonderful pictures doing the rounds on the internet this week
Water droplets fly off of a competitor as she performs during the team synchronised swimming final in Shanghai, China. This incredible photo is part of an exhibition on show until May 5th 2013, at the The Best of British – Press Photography Awards Exhibition at the Museum of London. Picture: Ian McNicol
Just splashing around! Angela McClements beams for the cameras as she makes a graceful entrance at the traditional New Year’s Day swim at Carnlough Harbour in County Antrim. Picture: Charles McQuillan/Museum of London
Trying out a new trend: A model wears a square hat and glasses as part of a creation by American fashion designer Thom Browne for his fall-winter 2013/2014 men's fashion collection in Paris.
Drip drip drop little April showers. These umbrellas are displayed in front of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea. The colorful collection display symbolises Seoul public officials' intention to be an umbrella for Seoul citizens.
Some rather mysterious markings on a flock of sheep were revealed to be a PR stunt by Alton Towers to publicise its new roller coaster 'The Smiler'. Picture: Twitter/@altontowers
Ken 'Skindog' Collins proves he is master of the waves as he competes during the first heat of Mavericks Invitational surf competition in Half Moon Bay, California. That's one high wave!
That's one big fish tank. Yes Singapore now boasts the world's largest aquarium. The Marina Life Park is the newest attraction at Singapore's Resort World. There are 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species housed in 45 million litres of water.
Singapore has bizarre another new attraction: A giant sculpture of a baby titled 'Planet' has been unveiled. 'Planet' is made of painted bronze and steel and was created by British artist Marc Quinn. It represents a 7-month-old child with the illusion of being weightless and suspended in mid-air.
Two rather chilly looking models posing for the media at Hilton Hotels & Resorts pop-up beach beside beside Tower Bridge on the river Thames, London. The beach was created on January 21st 2013, the day that is considered by many as the most depressing day of the year.
It's Abby Road all over again... In miniature. Enthusiasts operate trains at Abbey Road Tube station, which also depicts the Beatles' famous album cover, at The London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace, London!
A beautiful branch covered in frost gleams in the light of the rising sun in Germany.
Is it a human? Is a monkey? Who knows. A model presents a creation by designer Patrick Mohr at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for autumn/winter 2013 in Berlin.
The cool little figures were created as part of StubHub’s Let the Ticket Live campaign. To celebrate some of the UK’s favourite artists Origami Master Mark Bolitho sculpted old tickets into miniature pop stars. Acts included One Direction, Lady Gaga and Mick Jagger using the equivalent of more than a thousand tickets listed on the site. What a great use of your old gig tickets. Picture: StubHub
Can you see the likeness? This origami Lady Gaga has been made using torn red paper to recreate the her iconic meat dress. Picture: StubHub
Bill Clinton was snapped pulling a funny face whilst pop singer Kelly Clarkson takes the mike at President Barack Obama's second Inauguration Ceremony. Picture: Twitter/@BrooklynSpoke
Children's character SpongeBob Square Pants is helped up a flight of stairs during the 2013 London Toy Fair at Olympia Exhibition Centre. The annual fair which is organised by the British Toy and Hobby Association, brings together toy manufacturers and retailers from around the world. SpongeBob looks seems to be enjoying himself by the looks of that toothy grin.
Shine bright like a diamond. This amazing painting is an artist's impression of two neutron stars colliding to produce a gamma ray burst. Scientists believe Earth was blasted by a high-energy burst of radiation from space in the 8th century.
In Munich one surfer was determined to make the most of the snow as he rides the Eisbach wave in the English Garden on January 13, 2013. The man-made wave at the Eisbach (Ice Brook), has been surfed since 1972, but only officially became legal to ride in 2010. It is highly recommended that only very experienced surfers tackle the wave due to its forceful currents and the concealed concrete riverbed.
Royal Collection Curator Caroline de Guitaut shows the outfit worn by two-year old Princess Anne (left) and the outfit worn by four year old Prince Charles (right) at the launch of the Coronation of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II summer exhibition at Buckingham Palace. We think Charles's frilly lace neck-chief is super cute.
If you think it's a little nippy over here, spare a thought for our friends over in Chicago. This surreal picture is actually a truck covered in thick ice. The smoke however, is coming from a massive blaze in a vacant warehouse just behind it. Firefighters had their work cut out to extinguish the fire whilst not slipping over on the dangerous ice.
Jean Paul Gaultier seems to be predicting the cold weather will continue as he dresses one model up in an Ingo inspired dress in his spring/summer 2013 collection.
Astronauts on board the International Space Station captured this amazing view of Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area the day before the public Inauguration of President Barack Obama. This detailed view shows the Potomac River and its bridges at left, with National Mall at the center, stretching eastward from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument toward the Capitol building, where the Inaugural Ceremony was held. Credit: NASA via CNP
A tongue-in-cheek stencil graffiti image depicting cyclist Lance Armstrong in a yellow jersey, the traditional garb of the seven-time Tour De France winner. The picture which has been created on the side of a building in LA, shows the cyclist attached to an IV drip.