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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Carbon copy

    An elaborate headpiece printed in 3D by the laser-sintering device Eos is modelled during the 3D Print Show exhibition in Paris. (Photo: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty)

  • A head for fashion

    Isabella Blow, the late patron of the fashion and art worlds, was famously the muse for hat designer Philip Treacy, who concocted elaborate headgear for her to wear. 100 garments from Treacy, Alexander McQueen and other designers are on display at the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! Exhibition at Somerset House through 2 March 2014. (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Somerset House)

  • Honey, I blew up the kid

    A statue of a child in Beijing took on greater significance on 15 November when the Communist Party of China announced that the controversial one-child policy would become less restrictive in the future. The announcement was part of a series of reforms, including the abolition of ‘re-education’ labour camps and loosening of government controls on the economy. (Photo: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty)

  • Bodies in motion

    Dancers from the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in Taipei rehearse the routine Rice, specially choreographed by Lin Hwai-min to commemorate the troupe’s 40th anniversary. Rice will be performed at Taipei’s National Theatre Concert Hall through 8 December. (Photo: Reuters/Pichi Chuang)

  • Strutting one’s stuff

    A model strolls down the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days Zurich 2013. (Photo: The Image Gate/Getty)

  • Never tongue-tied

    A 12-day multilingual short play, folk dance competition and theatre seminar in Allahabad, India, has gathered artists from different parts of the country, such as this folk artist from the northern Uttar Pradesh state. (Photo: AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Weeping wall

    An artist creates a painting at the iconic New York graffiti spot 5Pointz, long a haven for street artists. The building will be demolished at the end of 2013 to make way for luxury apartments. (Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty)

  • Breaking the ice

    The Magical Ice Kingdom, a temporary theme park open to the public in London’s Hyde Park, includes an illuminated ice sculpture of a fantasy creature. (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Missing link

    French artist Jacques Wetterer’s sculpture L’Intello serves as a centre-piece to a preview of the ST-ART European contemporary art fair in Strasbourg, France. (Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty)