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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Feel the burn

    Participants dance on top of a car parked next to the Truth is Beauty sculpture created by Marco Cochrane at the 2013 Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, USA. (Photo: Jim Bourg /Reuters)

  • Get your coat

    People look at artwork by Annette Messager during a private view at the ART Rio International Art Fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over 100 galleries from more than a dozen countries are taking part in the five-day event. (Photo: Silvia Izquierdo/AP)

  • Queen for a day

    A model showcases a monarchical design by Annah Stretton on the runway during New Zealand Fashion Week at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo: Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

  • Fanfare

    Policemen dance with fans during a vast performance to mark the opening ceremony of the 12th Chinese National Games at the Olympic Sports Centre in Shenyang, Liaoning province. (Photo: Reuters)

  • Model behaviour

    British model Kate Moss poses between photographs entitled Body Armour by Allen Jones (L) and Kate ‘Aladdin Sane’ by Nick Knight at Christie’s auction house in London. They form part of the Kate Moss - From the Collection of Gert Elfering sale, a collection of artworks due to be auctioned on 25 September. (Photo: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Mirror image

    An Indian Kathakali artist is reflected in a mirror as he applies make up prior to a performance in Chennai, India. Kathakali is a classical dance that was created in the ancient kingdoms that now make up Kerala, a state on India's southwestern coast. (Photo: Arun Sankar/AP)

  • Head music

    Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun, wearing his characteristically eccentric headgear, performs during the 2013 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

  • Puppet on a string

    Nguyen Ho Thuy Tien of Vietnam Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre performs a solo show called Vietnam in Puppets as part of the World Puppet Carnival at the National Museum in Jakarta, Indonesia. The carnival features performances with puppets, and marionettes from 46 countries. (Photo: Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

  • Seeing red

    Fireworks explode above St Basil's cathedral during the Spasskaya Tower international military and music Festival in Red Square in Moscow. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

  • A galaxy far far away

    A sculpture entitled Spiral of the Galaxy appears in the grounds of Chatsworth House as part of the Sotheby's Beyond Limit's sculpture exhibition in Chatsworth, England. World renowned artists such as Jaume Plensa, Marc Quinn, Manolo Valdes and Thomas Heatherwick feature in the show, held in the Peak District, UK. (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)