epa offers a myriad of curiosity pictures, like the odds and ends from the ‘Old Curiosity Shop’ of Charles Dickens. You will find images of sword swallowers, contortionists, zombies or UFO watchers. Our photographers are not only focused on main news stories but also on unusual or quirky situations. Photos of curiosities range from a Japanese woman having a snail beauty treatment, a pig enjoying slide rides to its mud pool, men practicing snow kayak, young doctors making debut at the Teddy Bear Hospital to a woman praying at church with her iguana. Welcome in a parallel world.