Life and Arts

A shadow is cast on the ice as Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia performs during the gala exhibition at the ISU Bompard Trophy Figure Skating event in Bordeaux

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Julia Lipnitskaia, of Russia, performs during the gala exhibition at the ISU Bompard Trophy figure-skating event in Bordeaux, France.

 Guests look at the exhibits on show at the Auckland War Memorial Museum's World of Wearable Art (WOW) exhibition opening at Auckland Museum on November 20, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Guests look at the exhibits on show at the Auckland War Memorial Museum’s World of Wearable Art (WOW) exhibition opening at Auckland Museum on Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand.

Ayanna Williams displays her 23 inch (58 centimeter) nails at a book launch in London. The 56 year old stars in a book entitled 'Ripley's Believe it or Not! 2015 Annual, Reality Shock', a compendium of strange but true facts and stories.

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Ayanna Williams displays her 23 inch (58 centimeter) nails at a book launch in London. The 56 year old stars in a book entitled ‘Ripley’s Believe it or Not! 2015 Annual, Reality Shock’, a compendium of strange but true facts and stories.

An employee of the Christie's auction house poses for photographs beside the Allen Jones sculpture "Enchanteresse", painted bronze and leather on a steel base at their premises in London, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.  The piece is estimated to fetch 60,000 to 80,000 pounds ($93,870 to $125,160, / 75,122 to 100,163 euro), when it features in a Modern British and Irish Art evening sale in London on November 19.

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An employee of the Christie’s auction house looks at the Allen Jones sculpture “Enchanteresse”, painted bronze and leather on a steel base at their premises in London on Monday

Katsumi Tamakoshi...Competitors run on their arms and legs on a race course in a preliminary race during the Guinness World Record the 100-meter running on all fours at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. The 18-year-old Japanese Katsumi Tamakoshi set new record of 15.86 seconds Thursday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Competitors run on their arms and legs on a race course in a preliminary race during the Guinness World Record the 100-meter running on all fours at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. The 18-year-old Japanese Katsumi Tamakoshi set new record of 15.86 seconds Thursday. 

Johanna Puisto, sculpture conservator at The V&A, unveils a cast of Michaelangelo's David at Victoria & Albert Museum on November 10, 2014 in London, England.

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Johanna Puisto, a sculpture conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, unveils a cast of Michelangelo’s David on Monday in London, England

Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2014 ...NO SALES NO ARCHIVE. CAN ONLY BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS. Undated handout issued by Take A View of Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire, England which won the Visit Britian 'You're invited' Award for the best image from an overseas entrant category in this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 10, 2014. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Photography. Photo credit should read: Sven Mueller/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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At Take a View’s landscape photographer of the year awards, ‘Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire’, taken by Sven Mueller, won the Visit Britain ‘You’re invited’ award for the best image from an overseas entrant. 

Royal College of Art's (RCA) employee Honour Bayes adjusts former RCA student John Pasche s 1971 lips and tongue logo which was commissioned by Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, whilst Pasche was still a student at the college, as part of The Royal College of Art's GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years exhibition at the Royal College of Art, central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 4, 2014.

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Royal College of Art employee Honour Bayes adjusts John Pasche’s 1971 lips and tongue logo, which was commissioned by Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones while the artist was still a student at the college, as part of the Graphics RCA: Fifty Years exhibition in central London

Mariachi musician Moises Rivera, 60, waits for a gig in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, home to many Mexican and Central American migrants, in California.

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Mariachi musician Moises Rivera, 60, waits for a gig in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, home to many Mexican and Central American migrants, in California.

Employees of Vienna's Art History Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) adjust the painting "Infant Balthasar Charles with a Dwarf" by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez, prior to the opening of the major exhibition "Velazquez" in Vienna.

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Employees of Vienna’s Art History Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) adjust the painting “Infant Balthasar Charles with a Dwarf” by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez, prior to the opening of the major exhibition “Velazquez” in Vienna.