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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Street level

    A girl plays with a skateboard next to a work by Mundano during the Art Rua street art festival in Rio de Janeiro. The event involves exhibitions by more than 40 foreign and Brazilian artists, galleries and art crews, as well as parties, shows and lectures celebrating urban art. (Photo: Reuters/Ricardo Moraes)

  • In memoriam

    The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky in New York on the 12th anniversary of the 11 September attacks. The tribute, an art installation of the Municipal Art Society, consists of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center creating two vertical columns of light. (Photo: Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Colour blocking

    To get in to the spirit of London Fashion Week, a model poses in a dress adorned with around 5,000 pieces of Lego. The dress was designed by Anne-Sophie Cochevelou, a student at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. (Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA)

  • Poles apart

    The artwork Away from the Flock (Divided) by British artist Damien Hirst is seen at the exhibition British British Polish Polish: Art from Europe’s Edges in the Long ‘90s and Today at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. The show is the first major parallel investigation of British and Polish contemporary art and will be open to the public until 15 November. (Photo: EPA/Leszek Szymanski)

  • Shifting sands

    People look at an artwork by Finland's Gabriela Fridriksdottir in Lyon, central France on the eve of the opening of the 12th Biennale de Lyon, a contemporary art festival. (Photo: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Plastic fantastic

    A worker builds a sculpture containing 7,000 recycled water bottles and LED lights, standing 10m (33ft) tall, at Hong Kongs Victoria Park. Rising Moon is a giant lantern created to celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. It has been designed by four local architects to explore concepts of environmental conservation and vitality. (Photo: Reuters/Bobby Yip)

  • Spot on

    Dancers from Parisian burlesque troupe Le Crazy Horse perform during a preview of their show in Hong Kong . The Crazy Horse will perform for the first time in the former British colony from September 11 to 19. (Photo: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Let it flow

    A model walks the runway at the Zang Toi fashion show at The Stage at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014)

  • Richter scale

    Art historian and museum director Hartwig Fischer stands in front of a strip painting by German painter, sculptor and photographer Gerhard Richter in a new exhibition of the artist's work at the Albertinum in Dresden, Germany. (Photo: Arnoâ Burgi/DPA)

  • Shady characters

    Members of Radar 360 1/4 perform their show O Baile dos Candeeiros in Montijo near Lisbon. The act, which combines dance, music and lights, seeks to involve and interact with the public. (Photo: Rafael Marchante/Reuters)