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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Sound and vision

    A visitor examines a multimedia art piece by Tony Oursler at the the MAC Modern Art Museum in Hornu, Belgium. The US artist has created works specifically for the museum’s grand exhibition space and they reflect his fascination with the phantasmagoria, a pre-cinematic light and sound show. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

  • Food for thought

    A woman peruses a display at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition Dinner is Served, which opened this week, brings together 300 art works from the museum’s collection, private collections and artists' studios. (Zuma/Rex)

  • Feel the force

    A Christie's employee poses with an Imperial Stormtrooper's helmet that featured in the 1977 film, Star Wars: A New Hope. The armour features in an online-only sale of pop culture memorabilia by the auction house. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

  • PAN-handling

    A gallery worker prepares a piece for the opening of the PAN Amsterdam Fair for Art, Antiques and Design. The fair runs from 24 November to the 1 December and features over 125 dealers and around 15,000 works of art. (Koen van Weel/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Take back the night

    Justin Timberlake performs at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The concert, which was attended by actors Amy Adams and Matt Damon, is part of the singer’s 20/20 Experience World Tour. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Basket cases

    Children sitting in shopping trolleys feature in a mural by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic on Victoria Street in Singapore. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Kew the lights

    The Palm House is bathed in blue light at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London. Kew is launching its first after dark Christmas festival featuring a landscape of light, sound and colour. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Mini me

    Want to get your CV to stand out from the crowd? You could try what Jens Lennartsson has done. The professional photographer from Malmö in Sweden has had 400 ten inch-high statues of himself made to send out with job applications. (Benjamin Bergh/REX)

  • Peace and lights

    The Travellers or Les Voyageurs are illuminated figures by French artist Cédric Le Borgne, pictured near the Peace Bridge in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The project is one of 17 installations at the Lumiere festival, which is part of the UK City of Culture celebrations. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)