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Competitors show their tattoos at the MBK Tattoo Contest 2014 in a shopping mall in Bangkok October 23, 2014.

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Competitors show their tattoos at the MBK Tattoo Contest 2014 in a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand.

Employees of Vienna's Art History Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) adjust the painting "Infant Balthasar Charles with a Dwarf" by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez, prior to the opening of the major exhibition "Velazquez" in Vienna.

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Employees of Vienna’s Art History Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) adjust the painting “Infant Balthasar Charles with a Dwarf” by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez, prior to the opening of the major exhibition “Velazquez” in Vienna.

A Palestinian boy looks at statues that are made of fiberglass and covered with clay by Palestinian artist Eyad Sabbah, which are depictions for the Palestinians who fled their houses from Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, in the east of Gaza City October 21, 2014.

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A Palestinian boy looks at statues made of fibreglass and covered with clay in the east of Gaza City, by Palestinian artist Eyad Sabbah. They depict his countrymen fleeing their houses from Israeli shelling during the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas.

A man walks past a graffiti of Sausage, a stray dog, painted by street artists Smart, N_Grams and Martinez in Athens October 20, 2014. The ginger mongrel called "Loukanikos" in Greek, who became famous for appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece's debt crisis, has died of a heart attack, local officials said on October 9, 2014.

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A man walks past a graffiti of Sausage, a stray dog, painted by street artists Smart, N_Grams and Martinez in Athens on Monday. The ginger mongrel, called Loukanikos, found fame after appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece’s debt crisis, has died of a heart attack

Carsten Holler Turns Frieze Booth Into Children's Playground...LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14:  Children play at the opening of artist Carsten Holler's installation 'Gartenkinder', in which he has transformed the Gagosian Gallery's stand at Frieze into a children's playground, at Regent's Park on October 14, 2014 in London, England. Artist Carsten Holler has transformed Gagosian's Frieze stand into a giant playground, which includes, amongst other things, a giant dice you can crawl in and out of, a life-like toy octopus and a giant squishy mushroom that rocks. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Gagosian Gallery)

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Children play at the opening of artist Carsten Holler’s installation ‘Gartenkinder’, in which he has transformed the Gagosian Gallery’s stand at Frieze into a children’s playground, at Regent’s Park in London, England. Artist Carsten Holler has transformed Gagosian’s Frieze stand into a giant playground, which includes, amongst other things, a giant dice you can crawl in and out of, a life-like toy octopus and a giant squishy mushroom that rocks. 

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A visitor views a major new installation titled ‘I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language’ by Richard Tuttle in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern, London

A visitor stands in front of a piece of work entitled Eternal Beauty by artist Tenpoint  Dis/Order during an exhibition of Ukrainian art at Saatchi Gallery on October 8, 2014 in London, England. The exhibition  'Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now'  featuring over 70 works by 38 Ukrainian Artists, runs at the Saatchi Gallery until November 3, 2014.

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A visitor stands in front of a piece of work entitled Eternal Beauty by artist Tenpoint Dis/Order during an exhibition of Ukrainian art at Saatchi Gallery on Wednesday in London, England. The exhibition ‘Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now’ runs until November 3

A woman and a child pass graffiti bearing a message against the military conflict in the eastern regions of Ukraine, in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok, October 8, 2014. The graffiti reads, "No to war in Ukraine".

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A mother and child pass graffiti in Russia’s far-eastern city of Vladivostok that bears a message against the conflict in the eastern regions of Ukraine. The graffiti reads: “No to war in Ukraine”.

Guy Howard-Evans inspects the final installation of Barlach's 'Hovering Angel' sculpture at the British Museum on October 3, 2014 in London, England. The  piece by Ernst Barlach is his memorial to those killed in the First World War and forms part of the museum's 'Germany: Memories of a Nation' exhibition which opens on October 16, 2014 until January 25, 2015.

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Guy Howard-Evans inspects the final installation of Barlach’s ‘Hovering Angel’ sculpture at the British Museum on Friday in London, England. The piece by Ernst Barlach is his memorial to those killed in the First World War and forms part of the museum’s ‘Germany: Memories of a Nation’ exhibition which opens on October 16th until January 25th

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.

French artist Grangeon throws one of his papier-mache pandas at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong airport...French artist Paulo Grangeon throws one of his papier-mache pandas displayed at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong airport June 9, 2014. The installation arrived in the city on Monday, launching the month-long "1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong: Creativity meets Conservation" organized by a local art organiser, according to the official press release.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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French artist Paulo Grangeon tosses up one of his papier-mache pandas, on display in the arrival hall of Hong Kong airport. The installation arrived in the city on Monday, launching the month-long “1,600 pandas world tour in Hong Kong: Creativity meets conservation”.