Life and Arts

A member of staff poses for a photograph with the artwork "Migraine", by Jake and Dinos Chapman, at Sotheby's auction house in London March 4, 2015. The work is part of an eclectic exhibition and sale called Bear Witness, which will be auctioned over three days from March 10.

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A member of staff holds the artwork Migraine, by Jake and Dinos Chapman, at Sotheby’s auction house in London on Wednesday. The work is part of an exhibition and sale called Bear Witness, which will be auctioned over three days next week

Patrick Kueng from Switzerland speeds down during the last men's downhill training run of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen February 27, 2015.

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Patrick Kueng from Switzerland in action during the last men’s downhill training run of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Friday

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South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw leaps in the air to play a shot during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match against the West Indies in Sydney, Australia 

Jorge Cazulo...Peru's Sporting Cristal Jorge Cazulo, center, bicycle kicks the ball during a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Venezuela's Deportivo Tachira in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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Sporting Cristal’s Jorge Cazulo bicycle kicks the ball during the Peruvian football team’s Copa Libertadores match against Venezuela ‘s Deportivo Táchira in Lima, Peru 

Dead fish are pictured on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro February 24, 2015.  International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016, the state's governor said on Monday.

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Dead fish on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016

World Famous Shaolin Monks Come To London's Chinatown...LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23:  Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown on February 23, 2015 in London, England. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu and are demonstrating their skills while in the UK.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown in London, England, on Monday. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu, which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu, and are demonstrating their skills while touring the UK 

Actor Redmayne reacts as he takes the stage to accept the Oscar for best actor for his role in "The Theory of Everything" during the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood...Actor Eddie Redmayne reacts as he takes the stage to accept the Oscar for best actor for his role in "The Theory of Everything" during the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES TAGS:ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-SHOW)

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Actor Eddie Redmayne reacts as he takes the stage to accept the Oscar for best actor for his role in The Theory of Everything during the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California

Judges of the normal hill ski jumping competition look out of windows at the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. The individual competition was shifted to later in the day due to heavy winds. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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Judges of the normal hill ski jumping competition look out of windows at the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun, Sweden. The individual competition postponed to later in the day due to heavy winds. 

Model Amanda Lepore arrives before The Blonds 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week...Model Amanda Lepore arrives before The Blonds 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York February 18, 2015. Picture taken February 18, 2015.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri   (UNITED STATES - Tags: FASHION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Model Amanda Lepore arrives before The Blonds 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York 

The Hong Kong team competes during the women's team pursuit qualifying race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris...REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE  The Hong Kong team, including Pang Yao, Yang Qianyu, Leung Bo Yee and Meng Zhao Juan, competes during the women's team pursuit qualifying race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris, February 18, 2015.

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The Hong Kong team, including Pang Yao, Yang Qianyu, Leung Bo Yee and Meng Zhao Juan, competes during the women’s team pursuit qualifying race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris on Wednesday

Afghan families watch the live broadcast of the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at a refugee camp in Kabul...Afghan families watch the live broadcast of the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at a refugee camp in Kabul February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

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Afghan families watch the live broadcast of the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at a refugee camp in Kabul on Wednesday.

Gilles of Binche parade, a UNESCO World Heritage event, is the biggest and the liveliest annual carnival in Belgium.

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Gilles of Binche parade, a UNESCO World Heritage event, is the biggest and the liveliest annual carnival in Belgium.

A large mannequin figure depicting the King of the Carnival is set up during preparations for the 131st Nice carnival parade in Nice, southeastern France.

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A large mannequin depicting the ‘king of the carnival’ is set up during preparations for the 131st carnival parade in Nice, southeast France

Sotheby's Head of Auction Sales London (Jewellery) Jess Wyndham with a 100 carat perfect emerald-cut diamond that will be auctioned in New York on 21st Apr 2015.

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Sotheby’s head of auction sales London (jewellery) Jess Wyndham with a 100 carat perfect emerald-cut diamond that will be auctioned in New York on Apr 21

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the pairs short program in the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.

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Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the pairs short programme in the ISU Four Continents figure skating championships in Seoul, South Korea

Filipinos view a Vincent Van Gogh shaped character-themed hot air balloon being inflated during the 19th International Hot Air Balloon Festival at Philippine Air Force Hangar in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines

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A Vincent Van Gogh-shaped hot air balloon being inflated during the International Hot Air Balloon Festival at an air force hanger in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga province, Philippines

A model sport hats as part of Ana Locking's Fall/Winter 2015 collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid.

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A model presents a creation in a multiple exposure photo from Ana Locking’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid.

David Beckham attends a press conference to mark his 10 years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, at Google's headquarters in central London, February 9, 2015. Beckham announced the launch of a new fund, "7: David Beckham UNICEF Fund", named after his old shirt number.

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David Beckham attends a press conference to mark his 10 years as a Unicef goodwill ambassador at Google’s headquarters in central London. He announced the launch of the 7: David Beckham Unicef Fund, named after his Manchester United shirt number

Israeli surfers

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Israeli surfers walk out of the water after competing in a night surfing competition in the Mediterranean sea in Ashdod, southern Israel. About 40 surfers took part in the competition which started Wednesday after sundown.

Mattek-Sands of the U.S. and Safarova of Czech Republic celebrate defeating Zheng of China and Chan of Taiwan to win their women's doubles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne

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Bethanie Mattek-Sands (R) of the U.S. and Lucie Safarova (L) of Czech Republic celebrate defeating Zheng Jie of China and Chan Yung-Jan of Taiwan to win their women’s doubles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Friday.