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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Prance to the music

    Dancers practice legendary Czech contemporary ballet choreographer Jiří Kylián's Doux mensonges, meaning 'sweet lies', in their final rehearsal at Paris' Opera Garnier. (Photo: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Skeleton crew

    For Mexico's Day of the Dead, celebrated on 1 and 2 November, artists assembled an altar at a theatre in Mexico City's Zocalo square populated by skeletons. (Photo: Henry Romero/Reuters)

  • Solar energy

    Musician Luke Steele, the singer-songwriter of the electronic music group Empire of the Sun, performs in Las Vegas for the Life is Beautiful festival. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Painted ladies

    Models quite literally add a splash of colour during a presentation of designer Lino Villaventura's creations at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Brazil. (Photo: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Art of gold

    The International Contemporary Art Fair (Fiac) at Paris' Jardin des Tuileries features an installation piece and seagull perch The Golden Sphere by the sculptor James Lee Byars. (Photo: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The band played on

    Lanterns in the shape of a band performing royal Korean ritual music are among the pieces on display at the Seoul Lantern Festival. (Photo: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)

  • Pin head

    Sculptor Elisha Gold assembles large nails into the shape of a giant head during the 7th Annual RiverArtsFest in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the largest art markets and street festivals in the American South,featuring the work of over 190 artists. (Photo: Jim Weber/AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal)

  • Love train

    Actor Jim Sturgeon performs in a mixed-media production of Brief Encounter in Sydney, Australia. The theatre work combines drama, song and clips from David Lean's classic 1945 film. (Photo: Saeed Khansaeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Staring back

    The Turner Prize exhibition, showing the work of artists shortlisted for the prestigious award like this painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, is being held outside England for the first time ever, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. (Photo: Peter Muhly/AFP Photo)