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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.

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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.

A couple pass in front of a mural of a Muslim woman painted on a wall in an inner city suburb of Sydney on October 2, 2014. Australian military jets are to join in the US-led air war against the Islamic State group in Iraq, conducting refuelling and support missions, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

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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

Still life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies Painted on June 16-17, 1890. Itís the most significant painting by Van Gogh to appear on the market in decades.  Photographed at Sotheby"s 25/9/14

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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. 

Artist Nathan Sawaya with one of his exhibits at The Art of the Brick, an exhibition of his LEGO sculptures, at the Old Truman Brewery in London.

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Artist Nathan Sawaya with one of his exhibits at ‘The Art of the Brick’, an showcase of his Lego sculptures, at the Old Truman Brewery in London.

A gallery assistant stands next to 'Language of The Birds' by Anselm Kiefer, which forms part of a major new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, in London.

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A gallery assistant stands next to ‘Language of The Birds’ by Anselm Kiefer, which forms part of an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

Visual artists gather during a rally against the Ebola virus which has been effecting neighboring countries on September 4, 2014, in Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast.  Eight experimental treatments and two vaccines for Ebola were on the table September 4, as 200 health experts met to discuss how to end the world's worst-ever outbreak of the killer virus. No fully tested and approved treatments or vaccines exist for Ebola, which has killed more than 1,900 people in west Africa since the beginning of the year. The epidemic is most prominent in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. There are no known cases of Ebola in neighboring Ivory Coast.

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Visual artists gather during a rally against the Ebola virus which has been effecting neighboring countries on Thursday, in Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast

Gilbert & George: SCAPEGOATING PICTURES for London exhibition

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Gilbert and George (left) sit in front of ‘City Lights’, which will feature in the Gilbert and George: Scapegoating Pictures for London exhibition at the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey

Quentin Blake exhibition - London...Quentin Blake poses with some of his illustrations at the world's first public gallery and education space dedicated to illustration the 'House of Illustration' in the heart of King's Cross, which is to open on 2nd July with a exhibition of Blake's work called Inside Stories. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 1, 2014. Photo credit should read: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

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Quentin Blake poses with some of his work at the House of Illustration, the world’s first public gallery and education space dedicated to illustration. The gallery, in the heart of King’s Cross, will open on July 2 with Inside Stories, an exhibition of Blake’s work 

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Christie’s employee with Giacometti’s “La Main. Christie’s launch their “Masters of the avant-garde” sale in London this morning ahead of the auction on June 24th 

A woman sketches in front of a closed restaurant in Tokyo, Monday, June 9, 2014.

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A woman sketches in front of a closed restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.