October 11-18: The Week in Arts, Fashion and Festivals, Part 1

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Models walk the runway at the New Gen II show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul SS15 at Antrepo 3 on October 16, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IMG)

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A hot air balloon flies close to the ground in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel during an international hot air balloon festival October 14, 2014. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)

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Hot air balloons soar over the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel during an international hot air balloon festival October 14, 2014. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)

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Georgian men in national costumes stage a fight with traditional sabers during a folk festival in Tbilisi, Georgia, Saturday, October 11, 2014. The folk festival was held for the second time in the capital city of Tbilisi. (Photo by Shakh Aivazov/AP Photo)

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A folk artist wearing a traditional headdress waits backstage to perform during an event to mark the third anniversary of Yakshagana Kala Sangha, a traditional folk dance, in the southern Indian city of Bangalore October 12, 2014. (Photo by Abhishek N. Chinnappa/Reuters)

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Models prepare backstage at the DB Berdan show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul SS15 at Antrepo 3 on October 13, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for IMG)

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A crowd gathers as members of the Mystorin Theatre Group perform acrobatics during their “Graffiti” show in Jerusalem October 12, 2014. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)

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View of the Italian Frecce Tricolori planes during the International Aerial Festival on the occassion of the 75th Anniversary of the Aerial Army at Torrejon de Ardoz militar base, Madrid, Spain, October 11, 2014. (Photo by Angel Diaz/EPA)

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Chinese performance artist Han Bing, left, and his friend Hui Li, center, drag an iPhone and a string of apples, respectively, as they are escorted by security guards in a shopping district where an Apple retail store is located in Beijing, China, Thursday, October 16, 2014. Han Bing, known to take a cabbage out on a walk to raise questions about our attachments to things, hopes to highlight our modern dependence on the mobile phone in this performance. (Photo by Ng Han Guan/AP Photo)

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Drivers stand next to brand new Geely Englon TX4 taxis, which were created based on the “London cab”, during an inauguration ceremony in Shanghai, October 11, 2014. Qiangsheng, Shanghai’s largest taxi company, unveiled its first batch of 50 Geely Englon TX4 taxis to the public on Saturday. The China-made “London cabs” are painted in champagne gold colour, instead of the well-known black, local media reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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Revellers take part in the annual Hispanic Day Parade in New York, October 12, 2014. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

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A performer rides a horse during the “La nuit du cheval” (night horse) equestrian show, organised by the Ministry of Culture, at the Roman Amphitheatre of El Jem in Mahdia Governorate October 11, 2014. (Photo by Anis Mili/Reuters)

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A performer rides a horse during the “La nuit du cheval” (night horse) equestrian show, organised by the Ministry of Culture, at the Roman Amphitheatre of El Jem in Mahdia Governorate October 11, 2014. (Photo by Anis Mili/Reuters)

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A rider performs motorcycle stunts during a Motor-Extreme show in the southern city of Ashkelon October 13, 2014. Six competitive riders from the United States took part in the show. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)

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A rider performs motorcycle stunts during a Motor-Extreme show in the southern city of Ashkelon October 13, 2014. Six competitive riders from the United States took part in the show. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)

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Revellers take part in the the 70th Annual Columbus Day Parade in New York, October 13, 2014. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

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A member of “El Sistema” plays on a harp, as part of its “New Members” program, next to a newborn baby at a public maternity hospital in Caracas October 1, 2014. In a nation awash with guns and with one of the world’s highest murder rates, Venezuela’s hugely successful classical music program, known as “El Sistema” (The System), has for decades sought to counteract poor children’s exposure to violence with the gentle and inspiring influence of classical music. It used to only admit children aged at least 5. But under its latest “New Members” projects, hundreds of smaller infants can receive voice lessons, musical initiation with paper-made instruments, and free concerts, at its base in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Students of a local acrobatics school practice handstands near mushroom logs, used for cultivating mushrooms, in Dongbei village, Puyang, Henan province October 13, 2014. Dongbei village is famous for its tradition of acrobatics and 75 percents of the local residents take part in acrobatics related work. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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Models wait backstage during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kiev October 15, 2014. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

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A man wearing a bra dances to attract customers at his lamb kebabs stand in Yongkang, Zhejiang province October 15, 2014. Picture taken October 15, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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A women presents body painting art on the opening day of the 18th Venus fair, in Berlin October 16, 2014. The Venus, the worlds largest erotic fair, takes place from October 16–19. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)

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People watch a mechanical installation named “Long Ma” emit water vapour during the Long Ma performance in front of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, in Beijing October 17, 2014. “Long Ma”, a 17-meter (56-ft) long and 15-meter (49-ft) tall mechanized dragon sculpture, and “The Spider”, a 5.7-meter (19-ft) tall and 6-meter (20-ft) wide machine, are operated by French performance art company La Machine. The structures are operated by an automatic control system and electronic equipment. The performance, which combines Chinese culture and French art, was held in Beijing in honour of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, an organiser of the event said. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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French production company La Machine’s latest creation the Long Ma or Dragon Horse goes through rehearsals before performing in front of the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, China, Thursday, October 16, 2014. The three-day performances mark the climax of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Sino-French diplomatic relations on Sunday, Oct. 19. (Photo by Ng Han Guan/AP Photo)

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A visitor looks at the creation “Where the Slaves Live”, 2014, by Argentine artist Adrian Villar Rojas during a press visit at the Fondation Louis Vuitton designed by architect Frank Gehry in the Bois de Boulogne, western Paris, October 17, 2014. Reflecting sky, clouds and light, the airy and audacious building designed by Los Angeles-based architect Gehry and built on a one-hectare plot in the west of Paris resembles a swaying ship sitting next to a cascading rectangular pool of water. The Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation, an art museum and cultural center, will open to the public on October 27, 2014 after three special open days for the Inaugural Weekend. (Photo by Benoit Tessier/Reuters)

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A view shows a model of the Fondation Louis Vuitton designed by architect Frank Gehry during a press visit at the Fondation in the Bois de Boulogne, western Paris, October 17, 2014. Reflecting sky, clouds and light, the airy and audacious building designed by Los Angeles-based architect Gehry and built on a one-hectare plot in the west of Paris resembles a swaying ship sitting next to a cascading rectangular pool of water. The Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation, an art museum and cultural center, will open to the public on October 27, 2014 after three special open days for the Inaugural Weekend. (Photo by Benoit Tessier/Reuters)

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Marijuana-infused sour gummy bear candies (L) are shown next to regular ones at right in a photo illustration in Golden, Colorado October 17, 2014. As children around the country prepare their costumes in anticipation of Halloween goodies on Oct. 31, police in Colorado are warning parents that some treats may not be all they seem. Since Colorado and Washington this year became the first U.S. states to allow recreational sales of pot to adults, much of the public debate has focused on marijuana-infused products such as chocolates, cookies and candies, given their potential to attract children or be eaten accidentally. (Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters)

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Models present creations by Colombian designer Hernan Zajar during the Cali Exposhow in Cali, Colombia, October 17, 2014. (Photo by Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters)

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A general view of atmosphere during the 2014 New York Comic Con at Jacob Javitz Center on October 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)

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Two boys lay on a 3-D floor painting pretending to try to reach eath other across a gutter caused by an earthquake at the Taipei Astronomical Museum, in Taipei, Taiwan, October 16, 2014. 3-D floor paintings or pavement paintings create illusions of three-dimensional impressions. (Photo by David Chang/EPA)

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