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Amazing arts images from around the world

  • Bright young things

    Bold, voluminous designs in a neon palette hit the catwalk at Hubei Institute of Fine Arts during China’s graduate fashion week. (Getty)

  • Big bird

    A 16.5m-tall rubber inflatable chick – an installation by artist Florentijn Hofman - sails into Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, dwarfing all around it. (Getty)

  • Queen of the realm

    British actress Dame Helen Mirren admires her Olivier Award in London – she won best actress for her role in The Audience by Peter Morgan. (Getty)

  • Rocking out

    Dancers show their skills at an open audition to join the famous Rockettes at New York’s Radio City music hall – hundreds compete each year. (Reuters)

  • Light fantastic

    The annual Mayday techno festival in Dortmund, Germany has been going strong since 1991, and this year attracted a crowd of 23,000. (AFP)

  • Full house

    The audience gather for a pre-premier gala at the new Mariisky theatre in St Petersburg. (Getty)

  • Jet Stream

    Artist Princess Tarinan von Anhalt, of the Jet Art Group, spray paints into the flow of air from a plane at West Palm Beach, Florida. (Getty)

  • Let's dance

    The T-Company perform for International Dance Day in Gendarmenmarket Square in Berlin. (Reuters)