Arts

Giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro...A giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro, California August 20, 2014. The creation, which is five stories tall and five stories wide, has been seen floating in various cities around the world since 2007. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro, California. The creation, which is five stories tall and five stories wide, has been seen floating in various cities around the world since 2007. Read more

HMS Plymouth to be scrapped...A statue from Another Place by Anthony Gormley is seen in the foreground as HMS Plymouth is towed away from Liverpool to be scrapped. The warship was part of the mission during the Falklands war and is on its way to Turkey where it will be scrapped.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 20, 2014. See PA story DEFENCE Plymouth. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

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A statue from Another Place by Anthony Gormley is seen in the foreground as HMS Plymouth is towed away from Liverpool to be scrapped. The warship was part of the mission during the Falklands war and is on its way to Turkey where it will be scrapped. Read more

Chinese artist Zhou Jie works on an iron wire bed

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Chinese artist Zhou Jie works on an iron wire bed, which she sleeps on for her art project “36 Days”, next to food and her other sculpture works at Beijing Now Art Gallery, in Beijing

Dancers from the Australian Ballet are pictured in the Bondi Icebergs oceanside pool in Sydney...Dancers from the Australian Ballet are pictured inside the Bondi Icebergs oceanside pool in Sydney, August 7, 2014. The dancers, taking advantage of the pool being emptied for cleaning, were on hand to promote their February 2015 production of Swan Lake at Sydney's Capitol Theatre.  REUTERS/Jason Reed (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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Dancers from the Australian Ballet at the Bondi Icebergs oceanside pool in Sydney take advantage of the pool being emptied for cleaning to promote the company’s February 2015 production of Swan Lake at the city’s Capitol Theatre Read more

Daniel Buren's light show at the Baltic Arts centre in Gateshead...A light show by French artist Daniel Buren called Catch, which is on display at the Baltic Arts centre in Gateshead, the light is all natural sunlight which hits 10 mirrors with different coloured vinyl on a skylight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 6, 2014. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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People experience an artwork entitled ‘Spectra’ by Japanese visual artist Ryoji Ikeda during ‘Lights Out’, part of commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war, in London

South African dancer Maqoma performs in a dress rehearsal during the Malta Arts Festival in Valletta

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South African dancer Gregory Maqoma performs in a dress rehearsal of ‘Triple Bill – Duets in Motion’ during the Malta Arts Festival in Valletta

Museum of London's Project Manager Elpie Psalti with the new exhibition of the Olympics cauldron.

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The Museum of London’s Project Manager Elpie Psalti with the new exhibition of the Olympic cauldron. Read more

Gilbert & George: SCAPEGOATING PICTURES for London exhibition

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Gilbert and George (left) sit in front of ‘City Lights’, which will feature in the Gilbert and George: Scapegoating Pictures for London exhibition at the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey

A model wears a creation as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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A model wears a creation as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris,