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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Horsepower

    A new installation from the mysterious British street artist, Banksy, which features a spray-painted car against a backdrop of wild horses. Banksy is in the midst of a month-long outdoor residency in New York, called Better Out Than In. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Nouvelle vague

    L'Eden is the world's oldest cinema, which in 1895 screened the first-ever film, by the French Lumière brothers. The movie theatre was reopened this week after renovation – a ceremony to mark its opening projected a film onto the exterior of the building. (Photo: Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier)

  • Fan fair

    Members of the Korean National Gugak Center perform at the Al Hussein Cultural Center in Amman. They present a traditional Korean fan dance during their show, which is called The Movements of Korea. (Photo: Reuters/Muhammad Hamed)

  • Miracle maker

    The Relics show is the largest ever collection of Damien Hirst's work, on display at the Al Riwaq space in Doha. It follows the unveiling of the artist’s latest piece, The Miraculous Journey, in the Qatari capital. The exhibition is Hirst's first solo show in the Middle East. (Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Light fantastic

    A model displays a spectacular luminous dress by the Ukrainian fashion designer Zalevskiy during the Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kiev. (Photo: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Neigh bother

    The Kelpies sculptures are a work-in-progress standing on the Forth and Clyde canal in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads each weigh in at 300 tonnes and stand 98 ft (30m) tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse-powered heritage across Central Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Over the rainbow

    A Beijing Opera actor performs with multi-coloured streamers during the opening ceremony of the East Asian Games in the harbour city of Tianjin, China. More than 2,400 athletes from nine countries are set to take part in the event, competing in 24 different sports. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

  • Water bed

    A member of France's Ilotopie theatre company stands on a wooden bed sitting on a moving platform placed in the harbour. The performance formed part of the Fous de Bassin show at the opening of Buenos Aires' International Theatre Festival in Puerto Madero. (Photo: Reuters/Marcos Brindicci)

  • Firestarter

    A member of the French pyrotechnics group, Commandos Percu performs in the centre of Skopje, Macedonia during the White Night celebrations, an evening celebrating art and culture. (Photo: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Holy Grail?

    Hip hop superstar, Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter performs at The O2 Arena in London as part of his Magna Carter world tour. The rapper reportedly eschewed theatrics and a big production for a pared-down aesthetic and simple lighting. (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire)