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Just like real life

June 1, 2015
A sculpture entitled 'Old Couple on a Bench'. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A sculpture entitled ‘Old Couple on a Bench’. REUTERS/Toby Melville

 

Madame Tussaud’s it’s not.

Artist Duane Hanson has created a series of extremely realistic human sculptures to draw attention to the challenges of working class life. Click through to see the gallery.

Erudite juveniles asservate sagacity

May 29, 2015

  Vanya Shivashankar (L) of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, St. Louis Missouri lift the trophy after becoming co-champions after the final round of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor, Maryland May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Vanya Shivashankar (L) of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, St. Louis Missouri after becoming co-champions of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, Maryland May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

In the sky, with diamonds – and a friend

May 28, 2015

  Team members crawl at the area where the paratype jaw (BRT-VP-3/14) was found, searching for more pieces of the specimen, in Ethiopia in this image released to Reuters on May 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Yohannes Haile-Selassie/Cleveland Museum of Natural History/Handout via Reuters

Team members crawl at the area where the paratype jaw (BRT-VP-3/14) was found, searching for more pieces of the specimen, in Ethiopia in this image released to Reuters on May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yohannes Haile-Selassie/Cleveland Museum of Natural History/Handout via Reuters

Heatwave strikes India

May 27, 2015
A man sleeps under the shade of a tree on a hot summer day at a public park in New Delhi, India, May 27, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

A man sleeps under the shade of a tree on a hot summer day at a park in New Delhi, India, May 27, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Feminism, North Korean style

May 26, 2015
An employee enters a room at a hotel in Mount Kumgang resort in Kumgang September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

An employee enters a room at a hotel in Mount Kumgang resort September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mmmm, tasty bug poison

May 22, 2015

  Separated saffron stigmas are kept in a plate beside the flowers during a drying process in Pampore, 9 miles south of Srinagar November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Separated saffron stigmas are kept in a plate beside the flowers during a drying process in Pampore, 9 miles south of Srinagar November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Acrobatic arachnid

May 21, 2015

  A cart wheeling spider. REUTERS/ Prof. Dr. Ingo Rechenberg, Technical University Berlin/Handout via Reuters

A cart wheeling spider. REUTERS/ Prof. Dr. Ingo Rechenberg, Technical University Berlin/Handout via Reuters

Chilean volcano awakens

May 20, 2015

  The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon, Chile, May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon, Chile, May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

Endless summer

May 19, 2015

  A boat paddle is shown on the bottom of the nearly dry Almaden Reservoir near San Jose, California January 21, 2014.   REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A boat paddle is shown on the bottom of the nearly dry Almaden Reservoir near San Jose, California January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Helicopter for hire

May 18, 2015
Customers exit a helicopter during a trial helicopter hailing service jointly launched by Chinese general aviation operator Reignwood Star and China's biggest taxi hailing platform, in Beijing, China, May 15, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Customers exit a helicopter during a trial helicopter hailing service jointly launched by Chinese general aviation operator Reignwood Star and China’s biggest taxi hailing platform, in Beijing, China, May 15, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer