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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • The tiger who came to me

    A child poses next to an art work in the exhibition You are the Art! at Augustusburg Palace near Chemnitz in Germany. Visitors are invited to take pictures of themselves interacting with the art and to share the results on social networks. (Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Hair guitar

    Este Haim from all-sister Californian band Haim performs at the Pyramid stage during the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. (Photo: Olivia Harris/Reuters)

  • The art of play

    Visitors jump in an installation by the artist William Forsythe in Berlin as part of the event Foreign Affairs at the Berliner Festspiele. (Photo: Timur Emek/Getty Images)

  • Pet project

    Bonhams assistant Bernice Robaglia poses with Tracey Emin's work My Cat Docket at the London auction house. (Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

  • Sexy secretary

    A woman walks beside the sculpture Secretary (1972) by Allen Jones. Jones' unconventional and provocative art made a radical contribution towards the shaping of British pop art in the 1960s and 1970s. (Photo: AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

  • Double Dutch

    Rachel Brown, a musician from the Academy of Ancient Music, plays in front of Johannes Vermeer’s The Guitar Player during a press preview of Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure at the National Gallery in London. (Photo: Reuters/Luke MacGregor)

  • Hanging out

    People interact with Dalston House, a large-scale installation in east London by the Argentine artist Leandro Erlich. A replica front of a late 19th-Century terraced house lying on the ground has a large mirror angled above it, giving the illusion of people hanging from the brick work. (Photo: AFP/Justin Tallis)

  • Light fantastic

    Festival-goers relax under an art installation near the Cosmic Meadow stage at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. (Photo: AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Chase Stevens)

  • Magic powers

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice by German artist Inges Idee is pictured at a preview of the second Emscherkunst exhibition in Oberhausen in Germany. (Photo: Reuters/Ina Fassbender)

  • A whale of a time

    Performers pretend to conduct scientific investigations on a beached whale in the art installation by Captain Boomer, a collective of Belgian artists. The 17 metre long fibreglass whale on the lawns at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London is intended to draw attention to London"s whaling history. (Photo: AFP/Will Oliver)