People look around ice sculptures ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province on Monday
Some of 120 Shaun the Sheep sculptures on display at the Covent Garden Piazza in London on Thursday, before they go on auction to raise money for Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Charity
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The Kelpies sculptures are officially opened by Princess Anne, Princess Royal and a flotilla of boats on Wednesday in Falkirk, Scotland
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Sheep in a field graze close to some of the Shaun the Sheep sculptures ahead of their delivery to Bristol on a farm near Goldcliff on Wednesday in Newport, Wales. From July until August the children’s charity is bringing 70 Shaun the Sheep sculptures to green spaces across Bristol and later in the year the flock will go to auction with funds raised going to The Grand Appeal, the Bristol’s children’s hospital charity
Donald Boa from Scottish Canals grits the surrounding paths by The Kelpies, at the Forth and Clyde Canal during the cold weather.
A woman looks at the Parthenon Marbles, a collection of stone objects, inscriptions and sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, on show at the British Museum in London. Hollywood actor George Clooney’s new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens
A child plays among panda sculptures at an installation in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday. About 100 panda models, made of recycled bamboo, were displayed for citizens at a commercial district to highlight environmental protection issues.
A lighting test is carried out on the Kelpies in Falkirk ahead of their official opening to the public later this month. Designed by sculptor Andy Scott each of The Kelpies stands up to 30 metres tall and each one weighs over 300 tonnes.
Matt Isard and Marie Njumba look up at a pair of 20ft topiary sculptures named Neighbours, made by Shipshape Arts, as they go on display at Victory Park in the East Village neighbourhood, built on the site of the former Olympic and Paralympic Village in east London. The figures depict the scene of two neighbours engaging in conversation over a garden fence and were featured in the Festival of Neighbourhood throughout the summer at the South Bank Centre.
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Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on Wednesday in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse-powered heritage across Central Scotland.
To mark its 50th birthday on Monday, the German branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) placed 1,600 panda bear sculptures in front of Berlin’s main train station – the number that remain in the wild – to draw attention to the plight of the endangered species that serves as the NGO’s mascot
Giant face sculptures made of tree branches are hung in trees in Holyrood Park outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. The pieces are part of a Year of Natural Scotland 2013 project, which were created by independent arts company Vision Mechanics. The City of Edinburgh Council and Historic Scotland have brought these pieces into the city, where they will hang, grow and change with the seasons.