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People visit the '12 Labours of Putin' art exhibition marking the 62th birthday of Russia's President Vladimir Putin

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Joan Littlewood thought the British ‘never have enough fun’

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Swiss guards stand in the Sistine Chapel, which is to be lit, and protected, by 7,000 LEDs

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7,000 will be placed around the chapel to bathe it in stronger – but also gentler – light

This Banksy mural in Clacton has been removed by the council

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The mural appeared this week in Clacton-on-Sea but the council, which said it did not know it was a Banksy piece, removed it following a complaint

Society of Biology Photography Award 2014 shortlist features a sea turtle eating a jellyfish, a spider at sunset and a chick embryo

The winners will be announced on 14 October during Biology Week 2014

This work by Tracey Emin will be auctioned for the artists' charity Agbi

Emin, Rego, Blake and Gormley works auctioned to help ailing artists

Benevolent fund found by JMW Turner will auction off 19 lots

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