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Transvestites prepare backstage before performing a traditional dance opera known as Ludruk in Surabaya, Indonesia. Indonesia’s LGBT community has been under a wave of attacks since the beginning of 2016 while the country’s ministers had described transgenderism as a mental disorder and gay sex had been criminalized. Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images
Acrobats rehearsing their performance at the stand of the German ‘Busch und Jaeger’ household electronics company at the international consumer electronics fair IFA, on the day before the fair’s opening in Berlin, Germany on Thursday
A group of actors covered in mud participates in a performance titled ‘Blind’ that denounces the ‘dirt’ of politicians who defend the impeachment against Brazilian suspended President Dilma Rossueff, in front of the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil
Yeong-min Lee and Jeong-Seok Mun, two of the chaplinesque magicians from The Tricksters explore the inside of a perspective room at Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions during the Edinburgh Festival
South Korean marines react as they watch a performance of K-pop girl group Laboum at a military base in Gimpo near the Demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas
US First Lady Michelle Obama cheers during the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show at the White House in Washington D.C. Students from throughout the US performed at the presidential mansion showcasing the power of arts education
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Girls dressed as butterflies perform during a meeting of Pope Francis (not pictured) and youths at the Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon stadium in Morelia, Mexico
Ioanna Xoulogi of Greece competes on the beam during the women’s gymnastics team event at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan
Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil dancers from the northern province perform during Independence Day celebrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday
A mechanical installation named “Long Ma”, operated by French performance art company La Machine, performs in front of the National Stadium in Beijing.
Venezuelan artist Cristobal Ochoa (R) and his performance partner Jean-Paul Fowler promote the Artist Open Houses part of the Brighton Festival with street art performance “Los conos de madre” (“mother’s cones”), on the seafront on Tuesday
Actors take part in street theatre organized by the Coordinator of NGO’s of the Basque Country in Bilbao. The organization, an umbrella group for 84 Basque NGO’s, performed Quien es Quien (Who’s Who), an improvised theatrical piece, dressed as bankers, the wealthy and military personnel, handing out fake money to motorists and passers-by. The action was designed to draw attention to what the coordinator claims are the causes of poverty and inequality in the world.
A street monkey performs on a pavement in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, on Monday. The governor of the capital Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has introduced a plan to stop masked monkey performances, locally known as topeng monyet, by next year in order to improve public order and prevent the spread of diseases carried by the animals. The city’s administration intends to buy the monkeys and put them in a zoo.
Russian contortionist Zlata poses at the start of the international contortionists conference in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. The event will see participants from 16 countries.
Indian schoolchildren dressed in traditional attire perform during a function to mark India‘s Independence Day in Bangalore, India, Thursday.
Egypt’s team practice their synchronised swimming team performance ahead of the upcoming World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona. The World Swimming Championships will take place July 20 to August 4.
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.
A girl laughs as she sits among hand fans during a mass performance at a children’s martial arts fair in Foshan, Guangdong province in China on Friday.
Participants, with their heads sticking out from holes of a large white fabric, perform during a performance of “Divisor” as part of the exhibition A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, Ghosts, Rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong Story in Central business district of Hong Kong