Life and Arts

Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli and Thaisa Menezes of Brazil jump to block the ball spiked  by Gozde Sonsirma of Turkey during their FIVB Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 final round match in Tokyo

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Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli (L) and Thaisa Menezes (R) of Brazil jump to block the ball spiked by Gozde Sonsirma of Turkey during their FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 final round match in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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

Lukas Michul, a member of the 'dream wal...Lukas Michul, a member of the 'dream walker' group jumps from atop the rugged rocks overlooking the azure waters of Navagio beach, one of the Greece's most renowned leisure spots on the popular tourist island of Zakynthos on June 23, 2014.  This is rope jumping -- part diving, part rock climbing, with a touch of engineering. The aim of the project is to dream jump in 80 places with most ravishing nature and architecture all over the world .They plan to stage their next leaps at a cave complex in Croatia, a French viaduct, skyscrapers in Las Vegas and Johannesburg, and the Grand Canyon. AFP PHOTO /  LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Lukas Michul, a member of the ‘dream walker’ group jumps from atop the rugged rocks overlooking the azure waters of Navagio beach, one of the Greece’s most renowned leisure spots on the popular tourist island of Zakynthos. This is rope jumping, part diving, part rock climbing, with a touch of engineering. The aim of the project is to dream jump in 80 places with most ravishing nature and architecture all over the world.

Kudzelich of Belarus Vlasova of Russia and Krause of Germany compete in women's 3000 metres steeplechase heat during European Athletics Championships in Zurich

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Sviatlana Kudzelich of Belarus (2nd L) Natalya Vlasova of Russia (L) and Gesa-Felicitas Krause of Germany (4th L) clear a water obstacle in a women’s 3000 metres steeplechase heat during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich Friday.

2014 NABBA Israel Bodybuilding Championships

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A bodybuilding competitior is assisted with his tanning backstage ahead of judging during the 2014 NABBA Israel Championship on in Netanya, Israel.

Donisan of Romania competes in men's high jump during European Athletics Championships in Zurich

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Mihai Donisan of Romania competes in the men’s high jump during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich on Wednesday

Onofre of Portugal competes in the women's pole vault qualifying rounds during the Zurich 2014 European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich

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Marta Onofre of Portugal competes in the women’s pole vault qualifying rounds during the 2014 European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday.

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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