Life and Arts

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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REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 0545 GMT ON AUGUST 5, 2014    DJM133  People enjoy an artwork entitled "Spectra" by Japanese visual artist Ryoji Ikeda during "Lights Out", as part of commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One (WWI), in London. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez    REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.    REUTERS NEWS PICTURES.     TEMPLATE OUT

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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

England's Jack Laugher (L) and Chris Mears compete in the men's Synchronised 3m Springboard final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 1, 2014.

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England’s Jack Laugher and Chris Mears compete in the men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland

Nwoye of Nigeria is carried away by her coach after she lost her women's freestyle 55kg wrestling semi-final to Laverdure of Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland

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Ifeoma Nwoye of Nigeria is carried away by her coach after she lost her women’s freestyle 55kg wrestling semi-final to Brittanee Laverdure of Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland

Horses complete the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood Races on July 31, 2014 in Chichester, England. Today is Ladies Day at the prestigious Goodwood Races.

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Horses finish the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood in Chichester, England

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

Sport - 2014 Commonwealth Games - Day Seven

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Scotland’s Jayne Clason (red) and Scotland’s Shannon Hawke during the WFS 53 kg quarter-finals Wrestling at the SECC during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.