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Victoria & Albert Museum technical service member Andy Monks cleans the Rotunda Chandelier by Dale Chihuly to complete the cleaning of the Dome in the Museum’s Grand Entrance in Cromwell Road, west London.
Japan’s bronze medallist Sho Sakai competes in the Men’s 3m Springboard diving final at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Thursday
A couple pass in front of a mural of a Muslim woman painted on a wall in an inner city suburb of Sydney on Thursday. Australian military jets are to join in the US-led air war against the Islamic State group in Iraq, conducting refuelling and support missions
South Korea’s Kim Yeongnam competes in the Men’s 1m Springboard diving final at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea
South Korean army soldiers demonstrate their martial arts skills during the 66th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters, South Korea Read more
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to Richard Gasquet of France during their men’s singles match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on Tuesday
Serena Williams of the US serves during her singles match against Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on Monday.
A calm and tranquil North Sea as ‘The Couple’ by artist Sean Henry sits just off the coast at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland. Warmer than usual temperatures continue across the UK. Read more
Van Gogh’s ‘Still life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ seen here at Sotheby’s in London. It is expected to fetch between $30m – $50m when it goes to auction in New York in November at Sotheby’s Impressionist sale. Read more
South Korea’s Lee Hui-sol completes a lift in the women’s over 75kg snatch weightlifting competition at the Moonlight Festival Garden during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Friday