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The week’s most amazing pictures

  • Colour vision

    The interior of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead in the north-east of England is flooded with coloured light as part of the exhibition Catch as Catch Can: Works in Situ. The show is a major retrospective of the French artist Daniel Buren. (AP Photo/ Owen Humphreys)

  • Lest we forget

    Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visit an art installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London. The work in progress currently consists of approximately 120,000 ceramic poppies; when complete there will be 888,246, one for each British and Commonwealth soldier who died in World War I. (AP Photo/Matthew Knight)

  • Street art

    Grant Wood’s painting American Gothic is seen on an electronic billboard in Times Square in New York City as part of Art Everywhere US: A Very Very Big Art Show. Organisers have selected 58 famous works of American art which are being presented on advertising displays throughout the country this summer. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

  • Talent pool

    Corey Herbet, Brooke Lockett, Kismet Bourke and Emma McFarlane , members of the Australian Ballet corps, pose for photographs at Icebergs pool in Bondi Beach, Sydney. (EPA)

  • Talk to the hand

    A woman displays body paintings of her eye and her mouth on the backs of her hands at the Future En-nichi festival in Tokyo. The misplaced features were created by Hikaru Cho, one of 12 contemporary artists whose works were featured in the event, which runs until 10 August. (Yoshikazu Tsunoyoshikazu Tsuno /AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ginger snap

    Models present creations from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection of the Copenhagen-based fashion house Barbara i Gongini during Copenhagen Fashion Week 2014. (Jonas Skovbjerg Fogh/Scanpix Denmark)

  • Sweet nothings

    Textile artist Lucy Sparrow, leans over the counter of her art installation, The Cornershop in east London, where nearly 2,000 grocery items have been reproduced by hand from felt, and are for sale as an art work. (Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

  • High beam

    An art installation entitled Spectra by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda lights up the night sky as part of Lights Out, a series of arts events to commemorate the centenary of Britain's involvement in World War I. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)