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Freitag from Germany soars through the air during the trial round for the second jumping of the 64th four-hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen...Richard Freitag from Germany soars through the air during the trial round for the second jumping of the 64th four-hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, December 31, 2015.   REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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Freitag from Germany soars through the air during the trial round for the second jumping of the 64th four-hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

People interact with the "invigorated" room at the Museum of Feeling

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People interact with the “invigorated” room at the Museum of Feelings, a pop-up installation in New York 

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Sotheby’s staff carry the painting ‘The Lock’ by John Constable. It is estimated to sell between £8-12 million at Sotheby’s London, Old Masters & British Paintings Evening sale on December 9 

Micaela Widmer of Switzerland competes during the women's race at the Skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

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Micaela Widmer of Switzerland competes during the women’s race at the Skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Friday

Fans of Great Britain show their support during day one of the Davis Cup Final at the Flanders Expo Centre, Ghent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 27, 2015.

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Fans of Great Britain show their support during day one of the Davis Cup Final at the Flanders Expo Centre, Ghent

78-Year Old British Pop Artist Preview New Art Works...LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: An employee poses for a photograph between works by pop artist Allen Jones entitled 'Green Shoes' (C) and 'Red Shoes' (L) and 'Black Shoes' during a press preview for his forthcoming exhibition at the Marlborough Fine Art gallery on November 24, 2015 in London, England. The exhibition, Allen Jones: Colour Matters, is due to run from 25 November to 23 January 2016.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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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 

The national soccer team of Syria 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, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 in Singapore. WLD(AP Photo/Joseph Nair)

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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

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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

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BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova in action during the round robin match in Singapore

  

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution exhibition

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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.

New Zealand v Tonga - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool C...Rugby Union - New Zealand v Tonga - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool C - St James' Park, Newcastle, England - 9/10/15  Fans is fancy dress before the game

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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

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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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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

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.

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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

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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 for photographers with one of his pieces at his exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. The exhibition opens to the public on September 19th

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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.

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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

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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 , Friday, Sept. 4 , 2015. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday.

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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

"Rain Room" Comes To Shanghai...SHANGHAI, CHINA - AUGUST 31: (CHINA OUT) A visitor walks through and experiences "Rain Room" at Shanghai Yuz Museum on August 31, 2105 in Shanghai, China. Rain Room (2012), a large-scale environment by Random International, is presented at The Museum of Modern Art from May 12 to July 28, 2013, as part of EXPO 1: New York. Rain Room consists of a field of falling water that 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 stabilizing our environment. Using digital technology, Rain Room is a carefully choreographed downpour°™a monumental work that encourages people to become performers on an unexpected stage, while creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation. It comes to China now and will be exhibited at Shanghai Yuz Museum from September 1 to December 31 for four months. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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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.