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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Stick figures

    Members of a street theatre troupe perform at the 22nd Sziget Festival in Budapest. The festival, billed as one of the biggest cultural events of Europe, offers art exhibitions, theatrical and circus performances. This year’s festival, which finished on Monday, featured music from Queens of the Stone Age, Placebo, Klaxons, Stromae and Calvin Harris. (Balazs Mohai/EPA)

  • Bombay walkies

    A model displays a creation in the Gen Next young designers showcase on the first day of Lakmé Fashion Week in Mumbai. Organisers say the bi-annual event exists to “redefine the future of fashion and integrate India into the global fashion world.” (Rajanish Kakade/AP Photo)

  • Cell cycle

    A work entitled Le Cobaye by Gloria Friedman is displayed in the exhibition The Disappearance of the Fireflies, organised by the Collection Lambert at the Prison Sainte Anne in Avignon. The prison, located behind the Papal Palace in the French city, was closed a decade ago and the Collection Lambert occupies the cells, corridors and courtyards of the prison, to exhibit works of art. (Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Out of the deep

    A woman stands by an art installation called Limbo by Italian artist Dario Agrimi, which features in the exhibition Coexistence at the International Culture Centre in Tirana, Albania. The exhibition brings together the work of young artists from countries around the Adriatic Sea. (Gent Shkullaku/Getty Images)

  • Projection theory

    Members of London theatre companies 1927 and The Young Vic collaborate with the players of the Théâtre de la Ville from Paris in a dress rehearsal of Golem at the Salzburg Festival, in Austria. The production combines animation and live performance in a fantasia on the novel by Gustav Meyrink. (Barbara Gindl/EPA)

  • Step back in time

    Visitors examine Perspectives by Chiharu Shiota, currently installed at the Smithsonian's Arthur M Sackler Gallery in Washington DC. The work amasses personal memories of lost individuals and past moments through an accumulation of discarded shoes and notes collected by the Japanese artist. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Divine countenance

    People look at French artist Clement Briend's photographic light installation Divine Trees, which features images of gods revered in Asian cultures projected onto trees. The work is presented as part of the Singapore Night Festival. (Edgar Su/Reuters)

  • Shine a light

    A performer from Extreme Beam presents a ‘laser dance’ at the press rehearsal for the 66th Emmy Awards Governor’s Ball in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards will take place August 24th. (J Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Quite a stretch

    A dancer from the Batsheva Dance Company warms-up before the troupe’s show in Tel Aviv this week. The company is marking the 50th anniversary of its founding by Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild and performs some 250 shows annually, in Israel and abroad. (Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)