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Blind, bowlegged dog with oozing sore is named World's Ugliest Dog
A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest.
Hungary dog
In this undated photo provided by the American Kennel Club, a pumi is shown. The high-energy Hungarian herding dog is the latest new breed headed to the Westminster Kennel Club and many other U.S. dog shows.
Strawberry moon
The full moon is seen on Tuesday, June 21, the summer solstice, in Taipei. A full moon on the summer solstice is a rare occurrence; the next time it takes place will be in 2062. A full moon in June is also known as a "strawberry moon" in North America.
Hot yoga
Sydney residents engage in a yoga event in front of the Australia's iconic Opera House in Sydney on Tuesday, June 21. Hundreds of Yoga lovers gathered at the Opera House to mark International Yoga Day.
Pier and simple
Girls jump off a pier in Wonsan, North Korea, Tuesday, June 21. Wonsan, about 125 miles from Pyongyang, is a port city located in Kangwon Province, North Korea along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula and was one of the cities chosen to be developed into a summer destination for locals as well as tourists.
Feline ready to hit the road
A biker shows his 12-year-old cat "Chiquinho" -- who always rides with him on his motorbike -- in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday, June 19.
On track for success
This photo shows a stuffed Hello Kitty doll dressed in a Taiwan Railways Administration (台鐵) conductor's uniform. In celebration of the administration's 129th anniversary, the TRA has recently sold 200 limited edition conductor dolls for NT$299 each. In response to high demand, the TRA announced plans to sell another batch on Monday, June 20. Each person can buy two dolls, as well as conductor-themed stickers and post-it notes at merchandise stores in Taipei Main Station, Taichung Station and Kaohsiung Station.
Baby Jaws
A rescued baby tiger shark opens its mouth wide and shows its newly erupted teeth in Taitung on Saturday, June 18. Thirty-eight baby sharks rescued in Taitung have all survived, according to the Fisheries Research Institute (水試所). Last week, fishermen caught dead pregnant tiger shark and removed 38 baby sharks from its womb. Officials said the babies had begun to flash small white teeth and soon would no longer be adorable and tame.
Monkey-ing around
An albino baby macaque clings to its mother sitting on a tree in a forest in Linbei Village, Yunlin County, in this photo provided by a reader. It is believed there are around 300 macaques in the Linbei area, among the orchards.
A rice place for a ride
Visitors walk on a farm road in Yilan on Thursday, June 16. The road has been compared to "Mr. Brown Avenue," a stretch of road famous for its surrounding photogenic, expansive rice fields, in Taitung County. The local town hall in Yilan has erected a 9-meter platform to provide visitors with a better vantage point for taking pictures.
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