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A visitor looks at the art work titled "Skulls," which is constructed out of 12,444 Lego bricks, during the "The Art of the Brick" exhibition at the Brussels Stock Exchange November 25, 2013. The exhibition featuring large Lego art works by U.S. Lego artist Nathan Sawaya will run till April 21, 2014.

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A visitor looks at “Skulls”, an artwork constructed out of 12,444 Lego bricks, during the Art of the Brick exhibition at the Brussels Stock Exchange. The show features large Lego works by US artist Nathan Sawaya and will run until April 21 2014.

Battle of Trafalgar painting by JWM Turner at The Turner and Sea Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, which opens on 22nd November 2013

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“Battle of Trafalgar”, painted by JMW Turner in 1824, will be on display as part of the Turner and Sea exhibition, which opens on Friday at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. Read more

A model presents a creation from a lingerie collection during the China Fashion Week in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

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A model on Wednesday presents a creation from a lingerie collection during China Fashion Week in BeijingRead more

CORRECTS TO AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST ANNUAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, NOT THE WORLD'S LARGEST EXHIBITION - A sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unworth is displayed at Australia's largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, "Sculptures By The Sea" in Sydney in  Australia,  Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.  The exhibition features sculptures which were made by both Australian and overseas artists.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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A sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unworth is displayed as part of Sculptures By The Sea, an exhibition in Sydney, Australia. The exhibition features works by Australian and international artists. Read more

An artisans holds a tin containing flames to dry an idol of Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, at Kumartuli or potters' place in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Kali Puja, the festival dedicated to the worship of Kali, will be celebrated on Nov. 2.

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An artisan uses flames to dry a statue of Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, in Kolkata, India. Kali Puja, the festival dedicated to the worship of Kali, will be celebrated on November 2. Read more

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A dancer poses with a new installation of art by British graffiti artist Banksy painted on the front door of the Hustler Club in New York Read more

Steven Cohen...South African artist Steven Cohen poses in the exhibition 'My Joburg - Art Scene Johannesburg' in the Kunsthalle in the Lipsiusbau in†Dresden,†Germany, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. The exhibition by the Dresden†State Art Collections runs from Oct. 26, 2013 until Jan. 5, 2014.

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South African artist Steven Cohen poses at the exhibition “My Joburg – Art Scene Johannesburg” in the Kunsthalle in the Lipsiusbau in Dresden, Germany. The exhibition by the Dresden State Art Collections runs from Saturday until January 5, 2014. Read more

Artists A.Signl, left, and B.Shanti, second from right, of the artist group Captain Borderline paint their mural   'Surveillance of the fittest' at a wall in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The painting shows an American Bald Eagle with surveillance cameras watching a herd of sheep to draw attention to the spying program of the American National Security Agency. Germany demanded answers to ìall open questionsî about U.S. surveillance Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkelís cellphone, and her chief of staff noted that Washington hasnít denied past snooping.

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Artists A Signl (left) and B Shanti (second from right), of the artist group Captain Borderline, paint a mural “Surveillance of the Fittest” on a wall in Cologne, Germany, to draw attention to the spying programme of the US intelligence services Read more

A visitor looks at "2 Seated on the Wall with Big Chairs" art works by artist Juan Munoz during the International Contemporary Art Fair at the Grand Palais in Paris...A visitor looks at "2 Seated on the Wall with Big Chairs" art works by artist Juan Munoz during the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) at the Grand Palais in Paris October 23, 2013. The International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) will run from October 24 to 27 in the French capital. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)

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A visitor stands in front of ’2 seated on the wall with big chairs’, 2000, by Juan Muñoz during the International Contemporary Art Fair at the Grand Palais in Paris. The fair runs from October 24-27. Read more

An Indian artist decorates earthenware o...An Indian artist decorates earthenware oil pots or 'diyas' on the outskirts of Hyderabad on October 23, 2013, ahead of the Diwali festival of lights which will be celebrated on November 3 this year. Diyas, which are lit and placed around the home, are in heavy demand during the festival which marks the victory of good over evil and commemorates the time when Hindu God Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana and returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile .AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian artist decorates earthenware oil pots or ‘diyas’ on the outskirts of Hyderabad, ahead of the Diwali festival of lights which will be celebrated on November 3 this year. Diyas, which are lit and placed around the home, are in heavy demand during the festival which marks the victory of good over evil and commemorates the time when Hindu God Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana and returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Read more