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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Leap in the dark

    Dancers from Israeli dance group Mayumana perform during a dress rehearsal of the show Momentum in Berlin. (Photo: DPA/Soeren Stache)

  • Bold as brass

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Band perform at the Tanabata festival, a traditional event in which people dress in traditional yukata robes and write their wishes on strips of paper to hang on bamboo trees. (Photo: Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)

  • Crystal haze

    Fans enjoy a concert by British/Spanish alternative dance band Crystal Fighters at the Heineken Open'er Festival in Gdynia, Poland. The 12th edition of the festival ran from 3-6 July. (Photo: EPA/Adam Warzawa)

  • Dance moves Down Under

    Tim Bishop and Yarraan Doyle, members of the Wuriniri Dance Group perform during Naidoc Week at Sydney's Hyde Park. Naidoc is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. (Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

  • All the fun of the fair

    The shirt of a giant is adjusted by a helper at the Ghost Town in Düsseldorf. Highlights of the Rhine's largest amusement part include a somersault swing and a breakdance hall. (Photo: EPA/Roland Weihrauch)

  • Multimedia Moor

    Artists perform Othello by Giuseppe Verdi outside the Palazzo Ducale in Venice. St Mark's Square was the spectacular backdrop for the tragic opera in the first open-air performance in 43 years by the famous La Fenice theatre - a new must on the global culture calendar. (Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Heart of grass

    Debbie Harry of Blondie performs the last date of the band's UK tour at Kew Gardens, London as part of the Kew The Music series. (Photo: Photo by Justin Ng/Music Pics / Rex Features)

  • Wool steam ahead

    Polish-born artist Agata 'Olek' Oleksiak and helpers make a crocheted 'outfit' for a locomotive train in Lodz, Poland. The installation is part of the country's year-long celebration of the life and work of the poet Julian Tuwim. (Photo: EPA/Grzegorz Michalowski)

  • Grand canal

    A boat passes a building covered in street art as part of the exhibition Inside Out: Ourcq My Love outside Paris. The structure has been covered with 300 black and white portraits of people who live along the Canal de L'Ourcq. (Photo: Benjamin Massot /AFP Photo /Getty Images)

  • Undressed rehearsal

    A dancer performs during the rehearsal of Körper directed by German choreographer Sasha Waltz at the Marseille Dance Festival. (Photo: Boris Horvatboris/AFP Photo/Getty Images)

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