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Nine of the week's most amazing pictures

  • Digital canvas

    Artist Adam Lister brings video games to art by turning some of the world’s most famous paintings into 8-bit graphics. Lister told Mashable: "These works were inspired by my love for geometric abstraction, colour field painting, and old school digital graphics." (Photo: Adam Lister)

  • Anarchy in the UK

    A visitor views artwork for the animated band Gorillaz, by Jamie Hewlett, part of the Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK exhibition at the British Library in London. The library’s first show of comic art includes work by Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Alan Moore (Watchmen) and Posy Simmonds (Tamara Drewe). (Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

  • Looney larks

    French artist Laurent Laveder turns the moon into a balloon, a painting and a scoop of ice cream in his series of photos called Moon Games. His images have been published as a calendar and in a French book of poetry. (Photo: Laurent Laveder)

  • Hair apparent

    A drag artist with a beard is representing Austria in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Tom Neuwirth’s alter ego Conchita Wurst came second in his country’s version of The X Factor eight years ago, and faced a backlash this week as it was reported that a Russian petition had labelled Eurovision “a hot bed of sodomy”. Wurst responded: "The beard is a statement to say that you can achieve anything, no matter who you are or how you look.” (Photo: Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)

  • Trophy hunter

    Models showcase designs on the runway at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Graduates Show during the 2014 China Graduate Fashion Week in Beijing, China. (Photo: Feng Li/Getty Images)

  • Flocking to art

    Sheep investigate a sculpture by Richard as part of the exhibition Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art at The Henry Moore Foundation in England. The exhibition is the first time that contemporary artists have been shown at The Henry Moore Foundation, where Moore lived and worked until his death in 1986. Works by 18 leading contemporary artists are showing alongside Henry Moore's sculptures. (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A fine line

    Tightrope walkers perform above a canal in Brussels. Around 44 tightrope walkers made an attempt to cross the canal during a performance. (Photo: Reuters/Laurent Dubrule)

  • Anti-gravity furniture

    A tourist jumps inside an upside-down house at Fengjing Ancient Town, south of Shanghai. The upside-down house was built as a tourist attraction using everyday household items and furniture. (Photo: Reuters/Aly Song)

  • Wet wet wet

    Dutch firm Zecc Architecten has transformed an old water tower into an observation point by twisting staircases through the centre of the space. The structure is in the marshes of De Wieden, a national park in the Netherlands, and offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding wetlands. (Photo: Zecc Architecten)