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"Rain Room" Comes To Shanghai...SHANGHAI, CHINA - AUGUST 31: (CHINA OUT) A visitor walks through and experiences "Rain Room" at Shanghai Yuz Museum on August 31, 2105 in Shanghai, China. Rain Room (2012), a large-scale environment by Random International, is presented at The Museum of Modern Art from May 12 to July 28, 2013, as part of EXPO 1: New York. Rain Room consists of a field of falling water that visitors may walk through and experience how it might feel to control the rain. The work also invites visitors to explore what role science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our environment. Using digital technology, Rain Room is a carefully choreographed downpour°™a monumental work that encourages people to become performers on an unexpected stage, while creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation. It comes to China now and will be exhibited at Shanghai Yuz Museum from September 1 to December 31 for four months. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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A visitor walks through and experiences “Rain Room” at Shanghai Yuz Museum in Shanghai, China. Rain Room (2012), a large-scale environment by Random International, visitors may walk through and experience how it might feel to control the rain. The work also invites visitors to explore what role science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilising our environment. 

Johnson-Thompson of Britain competes in the women's long jump qualifying round during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Britain competes in the women’s long jump qualifying round during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing, China, on Thursday.

Athletes compete during their men's 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing...(L-R) Aleec Harris of the U.S., Nicholas Hough of Australia, Matthias Buhler of Germany and Ben Reynolds of Ireland compete during their men's 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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Athletes compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, Aleec Harris of the U.S., Nicholas Hough of Australia, Matthias Buhler of Germany and Ben Reynolds of Ireland compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China 

Visitors view a giant light installation inside the China pavilion at the Expo 2015 exhibition in Milan, Italy.

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Visitors view a giant light installation inside the China pavilion at the Expo 2015 exhibition in Milan, Italy.

Cuba's Maykel D. Masso competes in men's long jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Cuba’s Maykel D. Masso competes in men’s long jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing 

 England's Ben Stokes celebrates the wicket of Australia's Adam Voges

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England’s Ben Stokes celebrates the wicket of Australia’s Adam Voges during the fifth Ashes test at the Oval in Kennington, London on Friday

A woman attacked by seagulls piece by Banksy, during the press view for the artist s biggest show to date, entitled 'Dismaland', at Tropicana in Western-super-Mare, Somerset.

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A woman attacked by seagulls piece by Banksy, during the press view for the artist’s biggest show to date, entitled ‘Dismaland’, at Tropicana in Western-super-Mare, Somerset

Dancers from the "Legend Lin Dance Theatre" perform Li-chen Linís' classic work "Hymne aux Fleurs qui Passent, Anthem to the Fading Flowers" during a rehearsal at the National Theater Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Dancers from the “Legend Lin Dance Theatre” perform Li-chen Linís’ classic work “Hymne aux Fleurs qui Passent, Anthem to the Fading Flowers” during a rehearsal at the National Theater Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.

Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon slides safely past Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Milwaukee.

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Miami Marlins’ Dee Gordon slides safely past Milwaukee Brewers’ catcher Jonathan Lucroy during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Milwaukee.

An explosion goes off as Chinese actors playing Japanese soldiers are filmed in a battle scene during filming of the series "The Last Noble," set during the second Sino-Japanese War.

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An explosion goes off as Chinese actors playing Japanese soldiers are filmed in a battle scene during filming of the series “The Last Noble,” set during the second Sino-Japanese War.

Anky van Grunsven ot the Netherlands  competes on Whizashiningwalla BB during the Reining team final at the FEI European Championships in Aachen, Germany, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.

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Anky van Grunsven ot the Netherlands competes on Whizashiningwalla BB during the Reining team final at the FEI European Championships in Aachen, Germany, Friday

Sri Lanka's Jehan Mubarak (L) and India's Rohit Sharma watch as a monkey runs past them middle of the ground during the third day of their first test cricket match in Galle

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Sri Lanka’s Jehan Mubarak and India’s Rohit Sharma watch as a monkey runs past the middle of the ground during the third day of their first test cricket match in Galle

England's Pamela Cookey, left, battles with Australia's Laura Geitz during their Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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England’s Pamela Cookey, left, battles with Australia‘s Laura Geitz during their Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia 

Downhill bikers Mulic, Hadzic and Kolar train on the disused bobsled track from the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics on Trebevic mountain near Sarajevo

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Downhill bikers Kemal Mulic (L-R), Tarik Hadzic and Kamer Kolar train on the disused bobsled track from the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics on Trebevic mountain near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo have been reduced to rubble by neglect as much as the 1990s conflict that tore apart the former Yugoslavia.

Cricket - Fourth Investec Ashes Test - England v Australia - Day Two - Trent Bridge...England's Ben Stokes celebrates the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Johnson during day two of the Fourth Investec Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday August 7, 2015. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the ECB. Still image use only no moving images to emulate broadcast. No removing or obscuring of sponsor logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information

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England’s Ben Stokes celebrates the wicket of Australia’s Mitchell Johnson during day two of the Fourth Investec Ashes Test at Trent Bridge

Performers Fleur Tooth, Florence O'Mahony and Rosalind Hoy from the Human Zoo Theatre Company, on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, advertise their act "The Girl Who Fell In love With The Moon" which is on at the  Pleasance Dome, ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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Performers Fleur Tooth, Florence O’Mahony and Rosalind Hoy from the Human Zoo Theatre Company, on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, advertise their act “The Girl Who Fell In love With The Moon” which is on at the Pleasance Dome, ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Cricket - Fourth Investec Ashes Test - England v Australia - Day One - Trent Bridge...England's Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Australia's Adam Voges  during day one of the Fourth Investec Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 6, 2015. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the ECB. Still image use only no moving images to emulate broadcast. No removing or obscuring of sponsor logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information

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England’s Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Australia‘s Adam Voges during day one of the Fourth Investec Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

A spectator watches the morning heats at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

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A spectator watches the morning heats at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia on Monday

Hot air balloons fly over the Chambley Airbase, northeastern France, during the international hot air balloons meeting "Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons" in Hageville.

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Hot air balloons fly over the Chambley Airbase, northeastern France, during the international hot air balloons meeting “Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons” in Hageville.

A local worker is carried by a digger past the base of a ski slope at Wanlong Ski Resort, in Chongli, Zhangjiakou county, ahead of China’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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A local worker is carried by a digger past the base of a ski slope at Wanlong Ski Resort, in Chongli, Zhangjiakou county, ahead of China’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.