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Eight amazing pictures of the week

  • Off the wall

    A visitor passes a mural by US artist Jim Shaw called Capitol Viscera Applicances at the annual Art Basel Fair in Switzerland. Over 300 leading galleries from around the world are showing at the event, which also has offshoots in Miami and Hong Kong. (Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Head over heels

    Sandro Giordano started his In Extremis (bodies with no regret) project after coming off his bicycle and damaging his hand. The photographer depicts models in contorted positions, as if they have just fallen from a great height. (Sandro Giordano)

  • Sparks and recreation

    Members of the band Thunderbolt Craziness band wearing metallic suits kick a football them as electricity is discharged from Tesla coils during a performance to celebrate the World Cup in China’s Fujian province. The band specialises in producing electrical arcs from Tesla coils that have been charged with one million volts. (Reuters/Stringer)

  • Seeing red

    Fashion label Sibling covered a model’s head with giant pompoms at the London men’s fashion week. Other designers with craft-inspired collections included JW Anderson, with cross-stitch jumpers, and James Long, who used fabric offcuts on denim jackets. (Christopher Dadey)

  • Blowing off steam

    Tomomi Sayuda (right) and her colleague Yukyung Lee wear The Mask of Soul designed by Tomomi, on display at the Royal College of Art’s graduate show in London. By hiding the speaker’s identity and playing their voice at volume through the funnel at the top, the mask encourages shy people to speak in public. (Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

  • Fanning out

    Models display dresses made from paper designed by Colombian designer Diana Gamboa using the origami technique, alongside metal objects created by Gamboa's husband Luis Fernando Bohorquez during the art performance The Cyclops: a Love Story in Tokyo. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Hook, line and sink estate

    Portuguese street artist Pantónio has covered a wall of the Sienne tower in Paris' 13th arrondissement with images of the sea inspired by his native Azores. The 60m tall mural is Europe's largest street art fresco. (AFP Photo/Bertrand Guay)

  • Hang in there

    Dancers perform during a rehearsal of the ballet Empty Moves by French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj during the 34th Montpellier dance festival in southern France. The ballet is made up of actions and movements inspired by a recording of the composer John Cage made in 1977. (Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images)