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Arts and Culture: The week in pictures

  • Leaping beauty

    French ballet dancer Nolwenn Daniel inhabits the role of the Carabosse fairy for the Opera Bastille’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty in Paris. The production uses the choreography for the ballet created by Rudolf Nureyev in 1989. (Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Literary persuasion

    James Andrews’ portrait of Jane Austen is put on display at Sotheby’s in London, where it is expected to fetch at least £150,000 ($245,000) during the auction house’s English literature and history sale next week. This likeness of the author will appear on the new Bank of England £10 note from 2017. (Laura Lean/PA Wire)

  • Owning the stage

    Singer Aluna Francis of the electronic music duo AlunaGeorge belts out a song at London’s Freeze Festival. (Emma Lynch/BBC)

  • Mirror universe

    International jet-set art collectors descend on the Miami Beach Convention Center for Art Basel Miami. The show features work from 285 international galleries based in 31 countries. (Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

  • Walking with dinosaurs

    Brontosaurus, a metal sculpture by artist Alexander Calder, makes a striking presence at an early view at Art Basel Miami. (Lynne Sladky /AP Photo)

  • Freshly-cut fashion

    At the Biofashion show in California, an event which displays designs made from recycled and natural materials, including plants, a model wears a floral arrangement that doubles as a hat. (Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters)

  • Mod and trad

    Indian fashion designer Rohit Bal’s creations take centre stage during the finale of Mumbai’s Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)

  • Coming together

    The European Union Pavilion at the Universal Exposition of Seville in Spain melds the flags of European nations into an abstract multi-coloured panorama to represent the idea of many countries uniting to embrace shared goals for the future. (Gogo Lobato/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Beams of light

    The Ajyal Youth Film Festival in Doha, Qatar includes many events beyond movie screenings, like this laser-show dance performance. (Andrew H Walker/Getty Images)