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Ballet dancers join Amnesty International activists during a photocall outside the Russian Embassy in London on January 29, 2014 in London, England. The dancers performed parts of Swan Lake before handing in a petition asking that Russia's President Putin 'end his assault on freedom of expression and gay rights in Russia'. The photocall comes ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics which begin on February 7, 2014.

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Ballet dancers join Amnesty International activists during a photo call outside the Russian embassy in London on Wednesday. The dancers performed parts of Swan Lake before handing in a petition asking that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin “end his assault on freedom of expression and gay rights in Russia”. The protest comes ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics which begin on February 7.

 Luciana Ravizzi, a dancer at Scottish Ballet, stands next to a sketch of a ballerina by Edgar Degas, entitled 'Danseuse Rajustant L'Epaulette de Son Corsage' on November 15, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. The sketch is to be sold at Lyon and Turnbull fine paintings sale on the November 28, 2013. It is valued at  80,000-120,000 and is part of a collection of paintings belonging to Manchester born Albert Davis.

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Luciana Ravizzi, a dancer at Scottish Ballet, stands next to a sketch of a ballerina by Edgar Degas entitled “Danseuse Rajustant L’Epaulette de Son Corsage” on Friday in Glasgow, Scotland. The sketch is to be sold at Lyon & Turnbull’s fine paintings sale on November 28.

Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is seen in the defendant's cage during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia 16 April 2013. The Moscow Tagansky court prolonged for two months the arrest term of the leading soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet Pavel Dmitrichenko who is accused in an acid attack organization against the Bolshoi Theatre artistic director Sergei Filin in January 2013.

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Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is seen in the defendant’s cage during a court hearing in Moscow on April 16 2013. The Moscow Tagansky court prolonged for two months the arrest term of the leading soloist of the Bolshoi, who is accused of organising an acid attack against the Bolshoi artistic director Sergei Filin in January.