2012: The year in weird

POSTED: 05:21 PM PST Dec 26, 2012    UPDATED: 05:30 PM PST Dec 27, 2012 

From an amateur's restoration of an art masterpiece that shocked the world, to a man some are calling a very dumb terrorist, here are some of 2012's weirdest news stories.

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Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters

A Sussex, England, police officer ended up chasing himself for 20 minutes after a closed-circuit TV operator saw a suspicious character on the street and called in police. The plainclothes officer was never able to find the man, who always seemed one step ahead. It turned out the officer was the suspicious character, The Telegraph reported.

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