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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Picture perfect

    Opera singers resemble a painting during a dress rehearsal of Wagner's Meistersinger von Nürnberg - part of the Salzburg Festival. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • How Kahlo can you go?

    Mexican dancer Elisa Carrillo - the principal dancer of the Berlin Opera Ballet – performs in a piece based on the painter Frida Kahlo. (Photo: EPA/EFE Handout)

  • Night rider

    A horse and rider Elise Verdoncq make a splash during a performance of Cavalia’s show Odysseo in Massachusetts. (Photo: Reuters)

  • Major lasers

    Ravers dance as a laser show lights up the sky at the open-air techno festival Nature One, held on the former US cruise missile base Pydna in Kastellaun, Germany. (Photo: EPA)

  • Men in tights

    All-male New York dance group Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo perform excerpts from Petipas Paquita at Admiralspalast in Berlin. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

  • Under my umbrella

    An art installation named United 65 by Singaporean artist Ryf Zaini features 100 red umbrellas, each containing a secret symbol which viewers are to decipher. (Photo: Reuters)

  • Your biggest fan

    Over 1,300 fitness dance enthusiasts participate in an event to mark the upcoming National Fitness Day in Jing’an County, China. (Photo: Rex Features)

  • Skull and bones

    A model showcases a creation from designer Kim Gush during Cape Town Fashion Week in South Africa. (Photo: EPA)

  • Look! No hands!

    An Afghan circus performer rides a motorcycle on the Wall of Death at a fair on the second day of Eid al-Fitr in Jalalabad. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • In tents experience

    A visitor takes a rest in the glowing Luminary tent at Budapest’s Sziget festival of music, arts and culture. (Photo: AP Photo)