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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Coat of many colours

    A model wears a Betawi costume in the Grand Carnival of Jember Fashion in Jember, Indonesia. According to organisers, the central theme of the festival is 'artechsion' (art, technology, and illusion). It consists of ten parades on disparate themes: Tibet, Betawi, beetle, bamboo, Art Deco, octopus, canvas, tribe, spider and Venice. (Photo: Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

  • Blow up

    A woman explores a labyrinth of inflatable interconnected chambers flooded with light. They form a walk-in sculpture of colour, light and sound as part of the Colourscape festival at the Holburne Museum in Bath, UK. (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Kanye feel it

    Kanye West performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images for MTV)

  • Igor to please

    Dancers rehearse for the Australian premiere of a new piece, iTMOi (in the mind of igor), at the Sydney Opera House. The work, by British choreographer Akram Khan, marks the 100th anniversary of the sensational and provocative premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. (Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Three’s company

    The trio of Italian opera singers Il Volo perform at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images)

  • Burn baby burn

    A participant rides a bike at the 2013 Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. The festival is celebrating its 27th year. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters)

  • Making a racket

    Singer Lenny Kravitz performs during the opening ceremony of the 2013 US Open men's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. (Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Strong, silent types

    Ukraine's Quartet De.Kru perform at the 13th International Mime Art Festival in Warsaw. The week-long international showcase ends on Saturday. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Fine print

    A model showcases designs by Camilla on the runway at the InStyle Red Carpet Runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney 2013 at Sydney Town Hall in Australia. (Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

  • Bright idea

    Austrian artist Isa Schmidlehner's picture Circorama is on display at the Patrick Ebensperger Gallery, located in a former crematorium complex in Berlin's Wedding district. (Photo: John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images)