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Cabinets full of curiosities, including Sir Isaac Newton’s death mask and shells collected by Charles Darwin, will feature in an exhibition which opens on Friday and runs until March 2014 at the University of Edinburgh’s Main Library Exhibition Gallery. Pictured are a cast of the brain of grave robber William Burke, the death mask of Sir Isaac Newton, an 18th century walking stick that transforms into a violin and a clay brick fragment from ancient Babylon with an inscription in praise of King Nebuchadnezzar.
Former Bolshoi ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is escorted by a policemen at Meshansky district court in Moscow, Russia. Dmitrichenko was found guilty of masterminding an acid attack on the world-renowned Moscow theatre’s artistic director Sergei Filin on 17 January 2012. The attack left Filin with severe burns and nearly blinded him.
Sotheby’s employees hang the paintings ‘A View of the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge’, left, and ‘A View of the Piazza San Marco looking East towards the Basilica’ by Canaletto at the auction house in London. The paintings are to be auctioned as a pair in the Old Master and British Paintings sale on December 4, with an estimated price of £8m to £12m.
A visitor examines a piece by US visual artist Tony Oursler during the exhibition “Phantasmagoria” at the Modern Art Museum of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation MAC’s in Hornu, southwestern Belgium
Competitors wait to get on the stage during a bodybuilding competition in Mumbai.
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Andy Scott with Donna Auchinvole and Clydesdale horses Duke and Baron during a topping out ceremony at The Kelpies on Wednesday in Falkirk, Scotland. Construction work has been completed on Mr Scott’s Kelpies, the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures and one of the UK’s tallest pieces of public art.
A visitor looks at “Skulls”, an artwork constructed out of 12,444 Lego bricks, during the Art of the Brick exhibition at the Brussels Stock Exchange. The show features large Lego works by US artist Nathan Sawaya and will run until April 21 2014.
Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia perform during the pairs short skating programme at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup, in Moscow on Friday
Jockey Andy Smith guides his mount to victory in the second qualifying heat for the William Hill Camel Derby at Chepstow racecourse in Wales on Thursday. Read more
“Battle of Trafalgar”, painted by JMW Turner in 1824, will be on display as part of the Turner and Sea exhibition, which opens on Friday at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. Read more