An employee poses between works by pop artist Allen Jones entitled ‘Green Shoes’ (C) and ‘Red Shoes’ (L) and ‘Black Shoes’ for his forthcoming exhibition which opens on Wednesday at the Marlborough Fine Art gallery, London
Syria‘s national football team observes a moment of silence for last week’s attacks in Paris ahead of their second round soccer match of regional qualifiers against Singapore for the 2018 World Cup
Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy compete at the ice dance during the China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, in Beijing, China, on Friday
BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova in action during the round robin match in Singapore
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Workmen install the Portrait of Charles II in Coronation Robes by John Michael Wright at the National Maritime Museum , London, which is the largest object in their forthcoming exhibition Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution.
Fans is fancy dress arrive before the game between New Zealand and Tonga at the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 at St James’ Park, Newcastle, England
Fiji perform the Cibi before the Rugby World Cup match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Great Britain tennis fans show support for their team during day one of the Davis Cup Semi Finals between Great Britain and Australia at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow
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Spain’s Sergio Rodriguez, bottom, dunks a basket while France’s Rudy Gobert, center, and Nicolas Batum, right, try to block him during the EuroBasket European Basketball Championship semifinal match between France and Spain at Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France.
Rigger Drystan Brod works in the arena at London s Royal Albert Hall for the venue’s bi-annual maintenance week, sandwiched between the Last Night of the Proms and the upcoming autumn programme of rock and pop, classical music and film
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses with one of his pieces at his exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Tuesday. The exhibition opens to the public on September 19th
Students cast shadows as they play basketball at a playground at Dalu primary school in Gucheng township of Hefei, Anhui province, China.
People view ‘Tower of Babel’ by artist Barnaby Barford, a six metre tall ceramic sculpture composed of 3,000 individual pieces depicting genuine London shop fronts displayed in the V&A Museum’s Medieval land Renaissance Galleries
Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. of Spain goes off the track at the parabolic turn during the first free practice at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy on Friday
A visitor walks through and experiences “Rain Room” at Shanghai Yuz Museum in Shanghai, China. Rain Room (2012), a large-scale environment by Random International, visitors may walk through and experience how it might feel to control the rain. The work also invites visitors to explore what role science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilising our environment.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Britain competes in the women’s long jump qualifying round during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing, China, on Thursday.
Athletes compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, Aleec Harris of the U.S., Nicholas Hough of Australia, Matthias Buhler of Germany and Ben Reynolds of Ireland compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China
Visitors view a giant light installation inside the China pavilion at the Expo 2015 exhibition in Milan, Italy.
Cuba’s Maykel D. Masso competes in men’s long jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing
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England’s Ben Stokes celebrates the wicket of Australia’s Adam Voges during the fifth Ashes test at the Oval in Kennington, London on Friday