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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Point of view

    A man walks past a piece of street art in Shoreditch, an area of London known for its murals and graffiti. (Photo: Andrew Winning/Reuters)

  • Whale of a time

    US singer-songwriter Moby performs with his band at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Fashion circles

    A model presents a creation by South Korean designer Lie Sang Bong as part of his Spring/Summer 2014 women's ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week. (Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)

  • Rainbow rooms

    The Civic Hall in Leeds city centre is lit up by a giant outdoor projection entitled Momentous by international artist group Illuminos as part of the Light Night Leeds 2013 festival. (Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

  • Lady in red

    A dancer from the Neo-Classic Dance Company performs during a dress rehearsal of The Rite of Spring, Salvation of Christ at the National Theatre, in Taipei. (Photo: Chiang Ying-ying/AP)

  • Londonderry flair

    A tourist poses for a picture on a bridge in the Ebrington Square area of Derry. The district has become a new cultural hub for the city and will host key events including the Turner Prize as part of its role as the United Kingdom's 2013 City of Culture. (Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

  • Fine prints

    Models present creations by British designer Sarah Burton from her Spring/Summer 2014 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Alexander McQueen during Paris Fashion Week. (Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)

  • Theatre of cruelty

    Actors perform in a play called The Conquest of Happiness in the Bosnian city of Mostar. The work combines accounts and dramatisations of acts of war in Palestine, Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Chile and Bosnia. (Photo: Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

  • Sign of the beast

    Two men walk past a painting by Chinese artist Yue Minjun entitled Between Men and Animal during a press preview at Sotheby's in Hong Kong. The work is will be auctioned as part of the autumn sale from 4-8 October. (Photo: Vincent Yu/Ap Photo)