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 in action during the last men’s downhill training run of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Friday
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
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 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
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 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. 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 in the Manhattan borough of New York
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 on Wednesday.
Gilles of Binche parade, a UNESCO World Heritage event, is the biggest and the liveliest annual carnival in Belgium.
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 Apr 21
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
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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 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. He announced the launch of the 7: David Beckham Unicef Fund, named after his Manchester United shirt number
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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.
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.