The 35 most bizarre photos of 2016

While there have been plenty of newsworthy, powerful, and deeply moving photographs created this year — there's also been a handful of playful, humorous moments that the Reuters award-winning team of photographers have captured.

While some of these photos are bizarre for their lack of context, others are just simply bizarre.

Take a light-hearted look back at the year 2016, below.

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The most bizarre photos of 2016
People watch a street performer in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, California U.S., July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Oliver Quiros, 3, competes dressed as an astronaut in a space shuttle in the Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest in Santa Monica, California, U.S., October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man plays flaming bag pipes as opponents of fracking protest outside the offices of Ineos after they received the first shipment of shale gas to be delivered to the Britain at their Grangemouth terminal in Scotland, Britain September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
A banded mongoose plays with a Halloween pumpkin at a zoo in Chongqing, China, October 29, 2016. Picture taken October 29. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.
Actors dressed as a 'Yeti' ride aboard a tour bus during a promotional event for Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti" in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Bath ducks are seen on the red carpet for the movie "Piuma" at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 5, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Members of a school band wearing Star Wars costumes walk in the center of La Paz, Bolivia, September 19, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A dog rides a wave during the Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach, California, U.S., September 25, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
People attend the screening of the film "Jaws" by director Steven Spielberg, screened at Strasbourg public baths during the European Fantastic Film Festival, in Strasbourg, France, September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
A rabbit looks at a customer at the first rabbit cafe in Hong Kong, China August 25, 2016. Picture taken August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A reveller lies in tomato pulp during the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Huybert Van De Stadt vacuums the Playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the 30th annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, U.S. September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS
A competitor takes part in the 31st World Bog Snorkelling Championships, held annually at Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales, Britain August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden
Dolls are seen on the balcony of artist and collector Etanis Gonzalez in Caracas, Venezuela, July 16, 2016. Picture taken July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
A remote-controlled plane in the form of a witch flies over a neighborhood as the sun sets during Halloween in Encinitas, California, U.S. October 31,2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A boy plays on a algae-covered beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, China, July 18, 2016. Picture taken July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.
Guram Ustiashvili, 22, pulls four cars with his teeth during an attempt to set a world record in Tbilisi, Georgia, August 16, 2016. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A child climbs onto a giant mockup laptop keyboard during a promotion event at a shopping centre in Beijing, China July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Hippopotamuses perform during a show at the circus in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
A man pulls the front body of a mini-truck on a camel cart in Ahmedabad, India May12, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Palestinian boy Mohamad al-Sheikh, 12, who is nicknamed 'Spiderman' and hopes to break the Guinness world records with his bizarre feats of contortion, demonstrates acrobatics skills in Gaza City June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
A cat with a âstegosaurus spineâ design cut into its fur is seen next to a dog at a pet shop, in Tainan, Taiwan June 19, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu SEARCH "PET GROOMING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Employees of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG take a selfie as they kiss HI-4, a life-size humanoid robot, at Metro's headquarters in Duesseldorf, Germany, June 7, 2016. The android, modelled after its Japanese inventor Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka's University, is made of a metal skeleton, plastic skull and silicon skin; and can be used as a human substitute for interaction via a tele-operated control system. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
A traffic policeman herds pigs that escaped from a truck that overturned on a highway in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jiang Hao ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.
A snowboarder, wearing a costume of a basketball player, performs while attempting to cross a pool of water at the foot of a ski slope at the Bobrovy Log ski resort on the suburbs of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, April 17, 2016. Skiers and snowboarders took part in the annual "Gornoluzhnik" amateur event marking the end of the ski season at the Siberian resort. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
Suad Keserovic cleans a stone ball in Podubravlje village near Zavidovici, Bosnia and Herzegovina April 11, 2016. Keserovic claimed that the stone sphere is 3.30 meter in diameter and the estimated weight of it is about 35 tons. Hundreds of tourists from around the world have visited this stone. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Male chimpanzee Chacha screams after escaping from nearby Yagiyama Zoological Park as a man tries to capture him on the power lines at a residential area in Sendai, northern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo, April 14, 2016. The chimp was eventually caught after being shot with a tranquilizer gun and falling from the power lines, Kyodo news reported. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.
Visitors pose in front of a three story upside-down family sized house at the Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan April 7, 2016. Over 300 square meters of floor space of the upside-down house, filled with home furnishings, was created by a group of Taiwanese architects at a total cost of around US$600,000 and took 2 months to complete, according to the organisers. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An Indian Muslim devotee on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti for the festival of Urs, performs a stunt during a procession at Ajmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan April 8, 2016. The annual festival of Urs is held for over six days at Ajmer to commemorate the death anniversary of Sufi saint Chishti. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Bride Jintara Promchat, 28, and groom Kittinant Suwansiri, 29, fly while attached to cables during a wedding ceremony ahead of Valentine's Day at a resort in Ratchaburi province, Thailand, February 13, 2016. Four Thai couples took part in the wedding ceremony arranged by the resort. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly corrals the supply of fresh fruit that arrived on the Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5), August 25, 2015. Visiting cargo ships often carry a small cache of fresh food for crew members aboard the International Space Station. REUTERS/NASA/Handout ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
A man looks into a sinkhole which appeared in his fish pond in Guiping, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.
A monkey catches knives as it balances on a board during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village, Xinye county of Chinaâs central Henan province, February 2, 2016. Baowan village of Chinaâs central Henan province appears to be your average farming community from the surface, but at a closer look, one can hear monkey hoots from every direction. Although no official number exists, villagers say that they have been a breeding ground for both monkeys and monkey trainers for centuries. Picture taken on February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee
People take part in the 'No Pants Subway Ride' in Vienna, Austria, January 10, 2016. The 'No Pants Subway Ride' is an annual event that has become a global celebration of bare thighs. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A car tows a snowboarder along the frozen surface of the Yenisei River in Taiga district, with the air temperature at about minus 25 degrees Celsius (minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit), outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, January 31, 2016. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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