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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Squatters’ lights

    French-Spanish artist Antonio Garcia Leon has decorated a flat in a building in Paris set for demolition. Artists from all over the world have occupied the building to create the exhibition Tour Paris 13, which will be open to the public from 1 October. (Photo: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Love a duck

    Crowds gather to see Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's yellow rubber duck at a harbour in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manoeuvres in the dark

    Dancers of the Yvette Bozsik Company perform at the National Dance Theatre in Budapest during a rehearsal of the work Prey, which premiered in the Hungarian capital this week. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

  • Green and pleasant

    Visitors look at the sculpture Caldera by British artist Tony Cragg in the sculpture park in Wuppertal, Germany, where the British-born artist has lived since 1977. (Photo: Oliver Berg/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Walk this way

    A model presents a creation for fashion house Just Cavalli as part of the spring/summer 2014 ready-to-wear collections at Milan Fashion Week. (Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Snail trail

    A man walks past giant neon snail sculptures next to Hyde Park in Sydney. The snails made from recycled plastic have been placed in different locations in the city's central business district for the upcoming Art and About festival. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The eyes have it

    A man takes a photo of a Chinese opera mask lantern ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore. The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar, and fell on 19 September this year. (Photo: Reuters/Edgar Su)

  • In check

    A young girl plays on the human chess board from the cult 1960s TV series The Prisoner during Festival No. 6 in Portmeirion, UK. The festival is a kaleidoscope of entertainment, with music, art and performances ranging from poetry to pop and classical music. (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Goldie lots

    A Christie's employee holds a painting by Charles Frederick Goldie at the house's auction rooms in London. The painting, estimated to fetch £200,000-£300,000 ($320,000-$481,000), will be auctioned in Christie's' Australian art sale on 26 September. (Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)

  • French connection

    French singer Christophe Willem performs during the Francofolies Tribute to Edith Piaf, at the Beacon Theater in New York. Leading French singers were joined by US and international artists to pay a tribute to late French chanteuse. (Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)