Venice Architecture Biennale highlights - in pictures

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image captionThe Venice Biennale of Architecture opens on 26 May with the aim of "promoting the 'desire' of architecture", its organisers say. This work is part of the Chinese pavilion.
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image captionNamed "Freespace", the exhibition is part of the Venice Biennale and displays the work of 100 architecture studios from 65 countries, including from Bangladesh, shown here.
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image captionThe Vatican, which is participating for the first time, has displayed ten chapels in its pavilion. Each one is designed by a renowned architect, including this one by Norman Foster.
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image captionSome of the work touches on hot political issues - the US exhibition is called "Dimensions of Citizenship".
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image captionThe Israeli pavilion is named "In Status Quo: Structures of Negotiation".
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image caption"Freespace encourages reviewing ways of thinking, new ways of seeing the world, of inventing solutions," said curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. Pictured here is the German exhibition, called "Unbuilding Walls".
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image captionThe British pavilion, "Island", hosts a platform which looks out over a lagoon to reflect on "tomorrow, yesterday, isolation and even our political situation", said architecture firm Caruso St John, alluding to the UK's departure from the European Union.
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image captionHere, a display at the Dutch pavilion. The 16th edition of the architecture festival is open to the public until 25 November.

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