Giant shoe
Budhram, a 55-year-old cobbler, works next to a giant shoe on display at his stall at a crafts fair in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh October 15, 2011. Budhram took 45 days to make the nine-foot-long shoe weighing 30 kilograms.REUTERS/Ajay Verma

There are just a few more weeks left before 2011 comes to an end. As we prepare to welcome the year 2012, let's revisit some of the odd pictures which have surprised us over the months.