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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Mechanical movement

    Dancers perform during a rehearsal of the ballet Robot! by Spanish choreographer Blanca Li during the 33rd Montpellier Dance Festival. (Photo: Sylvian Thomas/AFP/Getty)

  • Master chef

    Catalan chef Ferran Adria looks at plasticine models of his signature dishes in the exhibition elBulli: Ferran Adria and The Art of Food at Somerset House in London. (Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • Wild horses

    Teta, a horse painted to match the painting Pegasus by Ronnie Wood, poses with a deckchair designed by the musician, in Hyde Park, London. (Photo: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

  • X files

    UK indie band The xx perform at the Eden Project, a visitor attraction in Cornwall in the south of England. (Photo: /Rex Features)

  • Fried ice

    Visitors view an ice sculpture exhibition at a museum in Handan, Hebei Province, China. (Photo: HAP/Quirky China News/Rex Features)

  • Out of this world

    Visitors climb through the art installation In Orbit by Tomas Saraceno of Argentina at the Kunstsammlung K21 museum in Düsseldorf. The steel wire construction spans the museum's vast glass cupola and visitors can move freely around it. (Photo: Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

  • Curtain call

    A singer rehearses the opera Turandot by Giacomo Puccini at the DomStufen open air festival in Erfurt, central Germany. (Photo: Jens Meyer/AP Photo)

  • Riding high

    A sculpture by French artist Guy Lorgeret entitled Return to Betton is unveiled in Rennes, western France. (Photo: Damien Myer/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Dancers in the depths

    Synchronised swimmers perform an underwater ballet at the Zuohai Aquarium in Fuzhou, China. (Photo: HAP/Quirky China News/Rex Features)