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Nine amazing pictures of the week

  • Art attack

    OPNI is a group of Brazilian graffiti artists, formed in 1997 with a mission to transform the streets of the country’s slums into open-air galleries and express members’ gripes about social injustice. Artists in São Paulo are taking jabs at an establishment they believe have overspent on this year's World Cup in Brazil, while neglecting the city’s poor. (Reuters/Nacho Doce)

  • Monster undertaking

    John Brooker, a 75-year-old man from Norfolk in the east of England has spent the past 13 years crafting a 150ft-long dragon from a privet hedge adjoining his home. "I was standing at my kitchen sink one day and thought the hedge was boring,” Mr Brooker told the BBC, “so decided to do something with it." (Damien McFadden)

  • Decent exposure

    The artist John Poppleton paints scenes from the natural world with fluorescent pigments on nude female models and photographs the results under ultraviolet lights. “I like to call them ‘modest nudes’,” he says. (John Poppleton)

  • Fashion forward

    A model wears a creation by Ge Bai during the Royal College of Art's Graduate Fashion show in London on Thursday. Thirty students exhibited their menswear, womenswear and knitwear designs. (Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

  • Having a ball

    The crowd responds to Minneapolis indie rap artist Prof during his set at the Soundset festival in Shakopee. The annual festival, an important gathering in the Midwest hip-hop calendar, is held on Memorial Day weekend each year.

  • Plastic fantastic

    Artist Nathan Sawaya creates large, intricate sculptures from Lego. His exhibition The Art of the Brick is showing simultaneously in New York; Dublin; Pensacola, Florida; and (shown here) at the Amsterdam EXPO in the Netherlands. (Robin van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty)

  • Rabbit in headlights

    People watch a light show in front of giant inflatable rabbits in Sydney, Australia as part of Vivid, an outdoor cultural event featuring light installations that runs until 9 June. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty)

  • Emotional eruption

    Indonesian artist Dada Christanto’s sculptures symbolise victims of a mud volcano disaster on Java on the eighth anniversary of the event. Lusi, located in the Sidoarjo district of the island, erupted on May 29 2006, displacing some 50,000 people. (Juni Kriswantojuni Kriswanto/AFP/Getty)

  • Soggy doggy

    French-born, New York-based photographer Sophie Gamand is interested in the complex relationships between dogs and humans. Her Wet Dog series won first place in the portraiture category of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. (Sophie Gamand)