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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • No strings attached

    Bread & Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann has an installation of his work on display in the newly expanded exhibition space at the Queens Museum of Art in New York. (Photo: AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Because they can (can)

    Dancers from Paris’ infamous Moulin Rouge pose in front of the Sydney Opera House on their way to the Melbourne Cup, the wildly popular horse race where they will be performing. (Photo: EPA/Alamy)

  • For what ails you

    Robert Smith of The Cure performs at the Voodoo Music Arts Experience in New Orleans. (Photo: ZUMA Press/Alamy)

  • Candles in the wind

    The organizers of the Festival of Lights in Halle, Germany aim to break the Guinness World Record for the most tea-light candles used to form a heart pattern. The construction consists of more than 12,000. (Photo: AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

  • A hair-raising experience

    A cosmetologist sculpts a model’s hair during the L’Oréal Paris Professionnel Hairstyling Show, an event that is part of Beijing’s Mercedes Benz China Fashion Week. (Photo: EPA/Adrian Bradshaw)

  • Shocking, positively shocking

    The Brussels Light Festival by the Canal includes this installation by British artists group Lords of Lightning. (Photo: EPA/Julien Warnand)

  • Empty-headed

    Head 2, a sculpture by Taiwanese artist Donald Harn, is among the works collected from 148 galleries from 14 countries for Art Taipei 2013. (Photo: Reuters/Pichi Chuang)

  • Bring in 'da noise

    Combining performance art with the effect of a museum installation, the drumming group Spark performs during the Shimmer 2013 digital arts festival in North Tyneside, UK. (Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)

  • Hands up

    Along with 600 other dancers from companies across the world, dancers from Korea’s Seoul Ballet Theatre perform at the 1st International Dance Biennial of Cali in Colombia. (Photo: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Walk, don't run

    Walking Man, a 56ft (17m) sculpture by US artist Jonathan Borofsky, greets visitors to the headquarters of Munich RE, the world’s largest reinsurer, in Munich, Germany. (Photo: Reuters/Michaela Rehle)