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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Gehry-built

    The Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation in Paris nears completion. The contemporary art centre is designed by American-Canadian architect Frank Gehry and will open its doors later this year. (Bertrand Guay/AFP Photo)

  • Freeze art fair

    A cyclist rides past a large snow sculpture in Harbin in Heilongjiang province, China. The Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival begins on Sunday. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

  • Czech lit

    A man walks past a miniature library made from a former phone booth in a hospital waiting room in Prague. Two young Czechs have breathed new life into telephone kiosks made obsolete in the mobile age, filling them with books and placing them in public spaces. (Michal Cizek/AFP Photo)

  • Metal Mickey

    A model presents a creation from the Bobby Abley MAN Autumn/Winter 2014 collection during London Collections: Men, a three-day showcase of men's fashion in the UK capital. (Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

  • Pink moon

    People watch a Chinese street opera performance in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The performance is part of the festivities to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year. (Samsul Said/Reuters)

  • The eyes have it

    A member of security staff walks past a Bollywood-themed mural featuring the actor Aamir Khan at the new terminal 2 of Mumbai’s international airport. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

  • In the air tonight

    Borne aloft by fans, plastic bags become dancers in a ballet set to the music of Claude Debussy at the London Mime Festival. (Victor Frankowski/Rex Features)

  • Explosive image

    Visitors look at an artwork called Pineapple (Multicolor) by Kata Legrady, part of an exhibition of the artist’s work in Karlsruhe, Germany. (Uli Deck/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Puny ponies

    Chinese artist Li Qici holds a 6mm-long sculpture on his finger. He has carved the ivory plate with a likeness of eight running horses, quoting an image by the painter Xu Beihong. (Reuters)