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The graffiti artist has joined the #WithSyria campaign to support crisis victims

Gavin Turk and Deborah Curtis arrive for the Contemporary Art Society Fundraising Gala at Tobacco Dock on 11 March, 2014 in London, England.

Spot the famous artist in disguise: Gavin Turk discovers a purple patch at the Contemporary Arts Society gala

Guests included Young British Artist Gavin Turk, who dressed according to the imaginative theme

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LRA survivor Norman Okello, who was abducted from his family aged 12 and forced to become a child soldier

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Michael Chow poses in front of his artworks

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Robert FitzRoy, best known as the captain of HMS Beagle aboard which Charles Darwin sailed as a naturalist, is also widely considered to be the grandfather of the modern weather service. This illustration shows how storms and cyclones develop on the border between warm tropical and cold polar air masses and looks remarkably like a modern satellite image

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For many, the rise of the infographic is linked to the digital age. Yet a new exhibition will show scientists and statisticians have used images to explain data for centuries, including Edmund Halley and Florence Nightingale, who used a diagram to help drive through health reform.

The moment the vase shatters into hundreds of tiny pieces

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People stand in front of Banksy's 'Kissing Coppers' before it sold for $575,000 at auction in Miami

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