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Look out for baby shaped pears in the shops soon. Hao Xianzhang, a farmer in the northern province of Hebei, started to grow baby shaped pears in 2003 and is now taking his efforts to the UK and Europe. Here a woman shows off the baby shaped pear in Handan city (Caters)

Year in Review 2012: Oddest Stories

This year was full of odd stories, from 96 year old fathers to a woman defacing a centuries old piece of art. Other honourable mentions is a Kung Fu baby and a body builder who calls himself the 'Egyptian Popeye'.

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