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Arts and style: The week in pictures

  • Behind the Candy-labra

    San Francisco artist Jason Mecier used 4,000 sweets to produce a portrait of Michael Douglas in the role of Liberace from Stephen Soderbergh’s latest film. (Photo: Jason Mecier/Rex Features)

  • Blow up

    Famous works of art are recreated from balloons in a shopping mall in Beijing. Dozens of classic paintings got the treatment, including the Mona Lisa, the Girl with a Pearl Earring and Munch's The Scream. (Photo: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features)

  • City of light

    People stand near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem as it is projected with images during the Jerusalem Light festival, in which Israeli and international artists display their installations throughout the Old City. (Photo:Reuters)

  • Geometry lesson

    A student stands in front of an art installation by Michael Cook at the Glasgow School of Art degree show. (Photo: Press Association)

  • Raising the barre

    Dancers from the Deborah Colker Dance Company of Brazil perform at the 7th edition of the International Ballet Festival in Cali, Colombia. Companies from Italy, Holland, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Germany, United States, Cuba, Brazil and Colombia are taking part in the event. (Photo: Luis Robayoulis/AFP)

  • Grin and bear it

    A man walks past a group of art works by Chinese artist Yue Minjun on display outside the Today Art Museum in Beijing. (Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

  • Rubbish collection

    A model presents a creation during the Trash Fashion Show in Skopje. Teams from 47 Macedonian high schools participated in the show with creations made from waste products like plastic bags, newspapers, cardboard and plastic bottles. (Photo: AP/Boris Grdanoski)

  • Going walkabout

    Spectators in Sydney gather on a projected pattern during the world premiere of a new work, Test Pattern, by the Paris-based Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda. (Photo: Saeed Kahn/Getty)

  • Low-hanging fruit

    Paintings by Magritte and Picasso go on show at Sotheby's in London as part of their summer sales season. (Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA)