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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Albert wall

    Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra pays homage to Albert Einstein in a new mural in Los Angeles. (Photo by Alex Sudea/Rex Features)

  • French fancy

    A model walks the runway during Lanvin show as part of Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014. (Photo: Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)

  • Big in Japan

    British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki have created the world's first inflatable concert hall in the disaster-hit Japanese coast town of Matsushima. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

  • China girls

    Dancers of the National Ballet of China perform during a dress rehearsal of Swan Lake at the Theatre du Châtelet in Paris. (Photo: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images)

  • All you need is love

    US artist Robert Indiana, stands in front of his most famous painting at New York's Whitney Museum of American Art. The 85-year-old artist is the subject of a retrospective at the museum. (Photo: AP Photo/Lauren Casselberry)

  • In the frame

    A woman stands inside an art installation by Adrian Villar Rojas, part of his exhibition Today We Reboot the Planet at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London. (Photo: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Still standing

    Elton John performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Do the twist

    Dancers of the Sydney Dance Company perform at Lima's Grand Theatre. The performance in Lima marks the start of the company’s 2 One Another world tour. (Photo: Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters)

  • On cloud nine

    A dancer performs a work called Wolke by German choreographer Sasha Waltz, as part of the exhibition Sasha Waltz − Installations Objects Performances at the Centre for Art and Media Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany. (Photo: Outuli Deck/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Caged birds sing

    A villager stands by hanging bird cages during a bird-singing contest in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat. Hundreds of bird owners from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore took part in the traditional contest. (Photo: Madaree Tohlala/AFP/Getty Images)