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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Liverpool dressmaker Thelma Madine has created a dress made entirely from human hair. The size 6 dress, which took eight people over 300 hours to complete, uses 250 metres of hair and weighs 15 stone (95kg). Eight designers from Thelma's dress shop Nico's Dressmakers, which featured on the Channel Four series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, spent 12 days making the dress. The dress with a price tag of more than £50,000 includes 1500 crystals and 12 underskirts.

Liverpool dressmaker Thelma Madine has created a dress made entirely from human hair. The size 6 dress, which took eight people over 300 hours to complete, uses 250 metres of hair and weighs 15 stone (95kg). Eight designers from Thelma's dress shop Nico's Dressmakers, which featured on the Channel Four series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, spent 12 days making the dress. The dress with a price tag of more than £50,000 includes 1500 crystals and 12 underskirts.


A 'Winter Road' garage door cover depicting a a long stretch of road through a snow covered landscape by style-your-garage.com. The brainchild of Thomas Sassenbach, 'Style-Your-Garage.com' has updated its collection of  designs for the holiday season. This is the first time that the German firm has produced a Christmas collection to add to its popular tromp l'oeil garage coverings.
This "Winter Road" garage door cover by style-your-garage.com makes it look like a long road stretches through a snow-covered landscape behind your garage. The brainchild of Thomas Sassenbach, "Style-Your-Garage.com" has updated its collection of designs for the holiday season. This is the first time that the German firm has produced a Christmas collection to add to its popular tromp l'oeil garage coverings.


A small village in Longzu village, Feixi County, Anhui province, China, has attracted international attention after a the discovery of a farmer who is a dead ringer for Vladimir Putin
A small village in Longzu village, Feixi County, Anhui province, China, has attracted international attention after a the discovery of a farmer who is a dead ringer for Vladimir Putin


A Eurofighter Typhoon flies over Dubai, with the Burj Khalifa in the background, on the final day of the Dubai Airshow
A Eurofighter Typhoon flies over Dubai, with the Burj Khalifa in the background, on the final day of the Dubai Airshow


Paul 'Tiny' Sturgess  - the world's tallest professional basketball player at 2.31cm (7ft 7.26 inches) currently playing for the Harlem Globetrotters - is measured at  Guinness World Records day Canary Wharf, London
Paul "Tiny" Sturgess - the world's tallest professional basketball player at 2.31cm (7ft 7.26 inches) currently playing for the Harlem Globetrotters - is measured at Guinness World Records day in Canary Wharf, London


Stuntman Denni Duesterhoeft attempts to break the current Guinness world record as a 'human torch' in Hamburg, Germany. He ran for a distance of 120 metres, covered in flames.
Stuntman Denni Duesterhoeft attempts to break the current Guinness world record as a 'human torch' in Hamburg, Germany. He ran for a distance of 120 metres, covered in flames.


US President Barack Obama greets Australian troops and US Marines at RAAF Base Darwin in Darwin
US President Barack Obama greets Australian troops and US Marines at RAAF Base Darwin in Darwin


Chinese fishing boats, bound together with ropes, are escorted by a South Korean coastguard helicopter and rubber boats packed with commandoes, after alleged illegal fishing in South Korean waters
Chinese fishing boats, bound together with ropes, are escorted by a South Korean coastguard helicopter and rubber boats packed with commandoes, after alleged illegal fishing in South Korean waters


A demonstrator stands holding a sign expressing her views behind a couple of police officers at Zuccotti Park, New York
A demonstrator stands holding a sign expressing her views behind a couple of police officers at Zuccotti Park, New York


Bangladeshi man Shawkat Ali Khan poses with his bride Farzana Yasmin Nipa's during their wedding on November 11,2011. Khan held his wedding at the auspicious moment of 11.11 am on November 11, but had his hopes of a long and happy life with his wife dashed after she left him minutes after the ceremony. Khan said he did not know why his new bride walked out, but she said she was angered by a demand from his family for dowry gifts including a fridge and a television. Nipa, 27, has been hailed by many Bangladeshis for taking a stand against dowry, an outlawed and much-criticised custom in which a bride's family must give expensive gifts to her new husband.
Bangladeshi man Shawkat Ali Khan poses with his bride Farzana Yasmin Nipa's during their wedding on November 11,2011. Khan held his wedding at the auspicious moment of 11.11 am on November 11, but had his hopes of a long and happy life with his wife dashed after she left him minutes after the ceremony. Khan said he did not know why his new bride walked out, but she said she was angered by a demand from his family for dowry gifts including a fridge and a television. Nipa, 27, has been hailed by many Bangladeshis for taking a stand against dowry, an outlawed and much-criticised custom in which a bride's family must give expensive gifts to her new husband.


A 'Les Voyageurs' sculpture, part of a series of illuminated sculptures by French artist Cedric Le Borgne, is displayed along the South Bailey in Durham
A "Les Voyageurs" sculpture, part of a series of illuminated sculptures by French artist Cedric Le Borgne, is displayed along the South Bailey in Durham. "Durham Lumiere", the UK's largest light festival, brings together 35 British and international artists working with light from 17-20 November.


Gnats, or small biting flies, gather on a bridge over the East Lake in Wuhan, Hubei province, China
Thousands of gnats, or small biting flies, gather on a bridge over the East Lake in Wuhan, Hubei province, China


A boy plays on a swing on a flooded street in Bangkok
A boy plays on a swing on a flooded street in Bangkok


US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greets flood victims during her visit to flood-affected people housed in an evacuation centre in Bangkok, Thailand
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greets flood victims during her visit to flood-affected people housed in an evacuation centre in Bangkok, Thailand


A Sri Lankan prisoner looks in a mirror before performing a traditional dance at the main Welikada prison in Colombo
A Sri Lankan prisoner looks in a mirror before performing a traditional dance at the main Welikada prison in Colombo


A Thai player  (in blue) kicks the ball while a Malaysian player tries to stop it during the Sepak Takraw men's team preliminary match at the 26th Southeast Asian Games  in Palembang, Sumatra province
A Thai player (in blue) kicks the ball while a Malaysian player tries to stop it during the Sepak Takraw men's team preliminary match at the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Palembang, Sumatra province


A Thai supporter wears two masks during a Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Group A football match between Thailand and Singapore at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia
A Thai supporter wears two masks during a Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Group A football match between Thailand and Singapore at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia


A man in a makeshift raft paddles his way through a petrol station at a flooded area in Bangkok
A man in a makeshift raft paddles his way through a petrol station at a flooded area in Bangkok


Light trails shine from a passing bus in front of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London
Light trails shine from a passing bus in front of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London


A bolt of lightning strikes the sea near Pula, Croatia.  Amateur photographer and full time shipbuilder, Matija Sculac, 35, did not have to travel far to catch his favourite extreme weather - these lightning shows happened on his doorstep. Matija carefully monitored local weather each day for the slightest hint of a lighting storm and when one broke he travelled to his favourite spots.
A bolt of lightning strikes the sea near Pula, Croatia. Amateur photographer and full time shipbuilder, Matija Sculac, 35, did not have to travel far to catch his favourite extreme weather - these lightning shows happened on his doorstep. Matija carefully monitors local weather each day for the slightest hint of a lighting storm and when one breaks he travels to his favourite spots to capture the action.