Quirks over the weekend

This weekend while the Muslim world indulged in the rituals of Eidul Azha, there were vibrant ballets being performed in Cuba, wildlife parks being prepared in Singapore or bulls being rode on by very brave Thai men.

River Plate supporters cheer for their team before the start of their Argentine First Division football match against Boca Juniors at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.?Photo by AFP
River Plate supporters cheer for their team before the start of their Argentine First Division football match against Boca Juniors at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.?Photo by AFP
Visitors taste different sorts of chocolate, during the second International Salon des Chocolatiers et du Chocolat, Saturday, Oct.  27, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.?Photo by AP
Visitors taste different sorts of chocolate, during the second International Salon des Chocolatiers et du Chocolat, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.?Photo by AP
Syrian children light sparklers during sunset on the second day to celebrate Eidul Azha in Beirut.?Photo by Reuters
Syrian children light sparklers during sunset on the second day to celebrate Eidul Azha in Beirut.?Photo by Reuters
A model presents a creation by graduate students for ESMOD Graduate Collection at China Fashion Week in Beijing October 29, 2012.?Photo by Reuters
A model presents a creation by graduate students for ESMOD Graduate Collection at China Fashion Week in Beijing October 29, 2012.?Photo by Reuters
Lotus flowers are thrown by worshippers on to a Buddha statue during the Lotus Flower Receiving Festival Monday, in Thailand. The festival was held annually to celebrate the finish of Buddhist Lent and the end the rainy season.?Photo by AP
Lotus flowers are thrown by worshippers on to a Buddha statue during the Lotus Flower Receiving Festival Monday, in Thailand. The festival was held annually to celebrate the finish of Buddhist Lent and the end the rainy season.?Photo by AP
Cuban ballet stars perform "In the night," during the opening gala of 23nd International Ballet Festival at the National Theater in Havana.?Photo by Reuters
Cuban ballet stars perform "In the night," during the opening gala of 23nd International Ballet Festival at the National Theater in Havana.?Photo by Reuters
This Australian National University (ANU) handout photo released on October 29, 2012 shows a six-centimetre (two-inch) long "Ctenotus ora" or the coastal plains skink, sitting on rock.  Scientists announced the discovery of the new species of lizard "Ctenotus ora", fighting to survive among the sand dunes outside Perth in Western Australia.?Photo by AFP
This Australian National University (ANU) handout photo released on October 29, 2012 shows a six-centimetre (two-inch) long "Ctenotus ora" or the coastal plains skink, sitting on rock. Scientists announced the discovery of the new species of lizard "Ctenotus ora", fighting to survive among the sand dunes outside Perth in Western Australia.?Photo by AFP
A model presents a creation by Tom Dong during China Fashion Week in Beijing on. China Fashion Week runs from October 24 until November 3.?Photo by AP
A model presents a creation by Tom Dong during China Fashion Week in Beijing on. China Fashion Week runs from October 24 until November 3.?Photo by AP
A man carries balloons for sale during Eidul Azha festival in Karachi.?Photo by Reuters
A man carries balloons for sale during Eidul Azha festival in Karachi.?Photo by Reuters
Young Pakistani girls hug each other after Eid prayers outside a mosque in Karachi.?Photo by AFP
Young Pakistani girls hug each other after Eid prayers outside a mosque in Karachi.?Photo by AFP
A cat is inspected by a jury member during the World Cat Show international feline exhibition in Croatia. An average of 1,500 cats from some 30 countries participate in World Cat Shows.?Photo by AP
A cat is inspected by a jury member during the World Cat Show international feline exhibition in Croatia. An average of 1,500 cats from some 30 countries participate in World Cat Shows.?Photo by AP
A creature walks during "The Grand Procession of the Ghouls" at the Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of the Ghouls in New York. The annual Halloween theme night uses masks and costumes by director and artist Ralph Lee along with dry ice smoke, lighting and organ music.?Photo by AFP
A creature walks during "The Grand Procession of the Ghouls" at the Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of the Ghouls in New York. The annual Halloween theme night uses masks and costumes by director and artist Ralph Lee along with dry ice smoke, lighting and organ music.?Photo by AFP
A Thai water buffalo rider loses his balance as he competes at an annual water buffalo race in Chonburi Province south of Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. The annual race is a celebration among rice farmers before harvesting rice.?Photo by AP
A Thai water buffalo rider loses his balance as he competes at an annual water buffalo race in Chonburi Province south of Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. The annual race is a celebration among rice farmers before harvesting rice.?Photo by AP
High winds blow sea foam onto Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy move into the area. Governors from North Carolina, where steady rains were whipped by gusting winds Saturday night, to Connecticut declared states of emergency. Delaware ordered mandatory evacuations for coastal communities by 8 p.m. Sunday.?Photo by AP
High winds blow sea foam onto Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy move into the area. Governors from North Carolina, where steady rains were whipped by gusting winds Saturday night, to Connecticut declared states of emergency. Delaware ordered mandatory evacuations for coastal communities by 8 p.m. Sunday.?Photo by AP
Wonder Woman and a dead bride, compete during the ZJ Boarding House Halloween surf contest in Santa Monica.?Photo by Reuters
Wonder Woman and a dead bride, compete during the ZJ Boarding House Halloween surf contest in Santa Monica.?Photo by Reuters
Female Giant Panda "Jia Jia", one of two Giant Pandas from China is seen in its enclosure on Monday Oct. 29, 2012 in Singapore. This is part of the organization's continuous efforts in boosting tourism and generating public awareness of the world's struggle in preserving its endangered species.?Photo by AP
Female Giant Panda "Jia Jia", one of two Giant Pandas from China is seen in its enclosure on Monday Oct. 29, 2012 in Singapore. This is part of the organization's continuous efforts in boosting tourism and generating public awareness of the world's struggle in preserving its endangered species.?Photo by AP

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