The crazy sights of CES 2017

From VR to concept cars, mermaids to massage chairs, there's a lot to see at CES.

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The crazy sights of CES

The annual CES show is celebrating its 50th anniversary and seems to get busier and crazier every year. Here's a look back at some of the most memorable sights of CES 2017 through the lenses of Ann Singer and Alexandra Wimley, photojournalism students at Boston University.

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Virtual reality rides

Virtual reality was a big deal at CES 2017. Here, a CES attendee tries out the Icaros virtual reality flying device. The gadget, from a Berlin-based company, enables people to fly through a virtual world and is also said to be good fitness training.

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Crazy, colorful models

To attract people to its booth, Polaroid hired models to sit still while attendees painted them. The result was a colorful subject for Polaroid cameras.

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Repairing and cleaning cameras

Here, a Sony employee works on cleaning and fixing cameras at the Sony booth. The company's Pro Support service provides an extra level of technical support to professional photographers.

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As a sponsor of five NBA teams, ZTE brought a little basketball wow to CES. Here, an acrobat dunks a basketball during a performance at company's booth.

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Under the sea

A model displays the PowerVision underwater robot, which is said to "revolutionize" fishing by combining virtual reality and robotics technology.

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No time for headphones

The latest technology is all over CES, but attendees don't always have time to look at it. Here, an attendee walks past a display of headphones.

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Getting the all-round view

A CES attendee jumps into the air while getting his image captured by Nikon's KeyMission 360 technology. The company uses a ring of D750 DSLR cameras to take an image from multiple angles.

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Drones take flight

Drones weren't as big a deal at CES 2017 as they were a year ago, but attendees could still see them flying on the show floor. Here, attendees watch a drone demonstration through the protective barrier that keeps the drone from going astray.

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Stopping for lunch

Walking the expansive halls of CES is a tough job. Here, attendees stop for a bite to eat at CES in Las Vegas on January 7, 2017.

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So much to see

With an estimated 175,000 attendees coming to CES, all touting smartphones, millions of pictures are snapped of the latest technology on show. Here, attendees watch a demonstration of a self-balancing motorbike at the Honda booth.

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The latest concept cars

In the last few years, car makers have become a big deal at CES. Here, an attendee checks out the BMW I series prototype. Tech is the focus at CES, while the production cars get unveiled a week later at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Taking five

Sometimes, a day on your feet gets to be too much. These attendees headed to a demonstration of massage chairs to, er, evaluate the technology. Just what the doctor ordered.

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Time for a nap

Jet lag, days of walking and work or perhaps partying too hard each night. CES attendees all head home sleep-deprived. Here, an attendee sleeps on a bench at the Sands Convention Center.

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