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Festival goers arriving for day one of the Reading Festival.

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Festival goers arrive on the first day of Reading Festival in southern England on Friday. The festival runs until Sunday and the main acts include Eminem and Nine Inch Nails.

Edinburgh Arts Festival ...Edinburgh International Festival  director Sir Jonathan Mills launches the programme for this year's Edinburgh International Festival during a photocall at the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date:  Wednesday August 7, 2013. The programme for this year's Edinburgh International Festival "has it all", according to the event's director. Sir Jonathan Mills said he was "impatiently" waiting for Friday's official opening. Global talent in theatre, dance, music, opera and the visual arts will perform in the capital. This year's theme is the interaction between art and technology, and the programme features spectacles such as the music of Beethoven staged in a spaceship. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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Edinburgh International Festival director Sir Jonathan Mills launches the programme for this year’s festival during a photocall at the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in the Scottish capital. This year’s theme is the interaction between art and technology, and the programme features spectacles such as the music of Beethoven staged in a spaceship. Read more

A member of the public has their picture taken with street performer during The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Picture date: Monday August 5, 2013. Comedians, musicians, dancers and actors from more than 40 countries have taken to the streets and stages of the Scottish capital for the next month in what is said to be the world's biggest arts festival. Organisers said 2013 will be a record year with 2,871 shows to be performed by 24,107 artists in 273 venues, an increase of 6.5% on last year's programme.

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A member of the public has her picture taken with a street performer during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Comedians, musicians, dancers and actors from more than 40 countries have taken to the streets and stages of the Scottish capital for the next month. Organisers said 2013 will be a record year with 2,871 shows to be performed by 24,107 artists in 273 venues.

Visitors from a group of end time role gamers enjoy the Wacken Open Air heavy metal music fest on August 2, 2013 in Wacken, Germany. Approximately 75,000 heavy metal fans from all over the world descend every year on the north German village of 1,800 residents for the annual three-day fest.

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End of time role gamers enjoy the Wacken Open Air music festival on Friday, in Wacken, Germany. About 75,000 heavy metal fans from all over the world descend every year on the village of 1,800 residents for the three-day event.

Festival goers arriving for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.  Picture date: Wednesday June 26, 2013.

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Festival goers arrive for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset, on Wednesday. The 42nd festival will run until June 30, headlined by the Rolling Stones.

***BESTPIX*** Acrobats Perform In St. Bartholomew-The-Great As Part Of The London Festival...LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Vocal ensemble I Fagiolini sing in St Bartholomew the Great church as Bridie Hooper of Circa performs 'Stirrups' on a high wire above on June 25, 2013 in London, England. Showing as part of the City of London Festival in which audiences will see and participate in music, dance, art, film and poetry performances in some of London's iconic spaces and venues.

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Vocal ensemble I Fagiolini sing in St Bartholomew the Great church as Bridie Hooper of Circa performs ‘Stirrups’ on a high wire above on Tuesday in London. The show is part of the City of London Festival in which audiences will see and participate in music, dance, art, film and poetry performances in some of London’s iconic spaces and venues. Read more

A rain soaked couple dances as a pianist is playing on the landmark Taksim square in central Istanbul on June 14, 2013. Anti-government protesters said on June 13 that they would remain in Istanbul's Gezi Park despite a "last warning" by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to evacuate the green patch at the centre of deadly anti-government unrest. The protest movement sprang up after police on May 31 brutally cracked down on a small campaign to save Gezi Park, sparking a mass outpouring of anger against Erdogan's Islamic-rooted government, seen as increasingly authoritarian. Tens of thousands have since clashed with police in demos across Turkey, leaving some 5,000 people injured and four dead.

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A rain soaked couple dances as a pianist is playing in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey on Friday. Read more