November 22 – 29: The Week in Arts and Culture, Part 2

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Residents walk past drought-related murals on buildings in Sao Paulo November 25, 2014. The murals, painted by Brazilian artists Mundano and Fel, depict a boat on a cracked riverbed (L) and a man getting water from a cactus (R). Brazil’s worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, which provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record. Daily water rationing is becoming common in the region’s smaller cities, as Sao Paulo residents were warned by authorities to brace for more severe water shortages, according to local media. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

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A resident looks at a drought-related mural painted by Brazilian artist Fel, depicting a boat on a cracked riverbed, on the side of a building in Sao Paulo November 25, 2014. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

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A resident looks out of her apartment in a building painted with a drought-related mural, painted by Brazilian artist Mundano, depicting a man getting water from a cactus plant, in Sao Paulo November 25, 2014. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

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A woman poses for a photo next to a Santa Claus sand sculpture placed on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, November 25, 2014. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

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Yao Fuxing points to his replica of transformer Optimus Prime, at a yard in Hejian Hebei province, November 24, 2014. Yao made the replica out of parts from scrapped cars, motorbikes and farm vehicles, as a gift for his son’s 18th birthday, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

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Members of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation team work on Spiderman during preparations for the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2014. Spiderman, Snoopy, SpongeBob Squarepants and other giant balloons in the Macy’s Day Parade could be grounded by high winds predicted Thursday, parade officials and city police said. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

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Clowns pose for portraits in this combination image before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 27, 2014. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

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Tamari Hedani, right, hits her boyfriend, Chris Chu, both from San Francisco, with her turkey hat prior to the start of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, November 27, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

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A worker decorates a Christmas tree at Pariser Platz in Berlin November 27, 2014. In background is the TV tower. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)

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Two people take pictures of a Christmas tree at the Marlene-Dietrich-Platz in Berlin November 27, 2014. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)

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Regina Vandysheva reacts after winning the 2014 Miss Kazakhstan national beauty contest in Almaty November 28, 2014. (Photo by Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters)

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Lego figures are displayed on the opening day of BRICK 2014 at the Excel Centre on November 27, 2014 in London, England. The four day event showcases creations by some of the world’s best Lego builders and runs until November 30th. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Mascot called “Melon Kuma” strolls at the World Character Summit in Hanyu, Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, Saturday, November 22, 2014. More than 400 characters representing local governments in Japan, called “yuruchara”, gathered for the event from all over the country. (Photo by Eugene Hoshiko/AP Photo)

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People enjoy a lights and sounds show on November 24, 2014 in Makati City, Philippines. The Philippines is the earliest country known to celebrate Christmas. (Photo by Mark Cristino/Barcroft Media)

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The Spanish illusionist named Peter III, top right, walks over an ancient aqueduct around 500 meters (0,31 mile) with his head covered with a hood and his body wrapped in chains while people look on, in Noain, northern Spain, Thursday, November 27, 2014. Pedro walked the half-mile in fifty-two minutes. (Photo by Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo)

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The 2014 holiday shopping windows at Barneys New York on November 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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Busts of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William; Duke of Cambridge made out of Lego are displayed on the opening day of BRICK 2014 at the Excel Centre on November 27, 2014 in London, England. The four day event showcases creations by some of the world’s best Lego builders and runs until November 30th. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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An art technician looks at an installation featured in “Here Today” to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The IUCN Red List of threatened Species at The Old Sorting Office on November 23, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Here Today)

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This August 15, 2012, photo provided The Lowline shows the abandoned trolley terminal deep underground in New York’s Lower East Side, which may one day house a park. The project-in-the-works, history meets 21st century technology; will employ the latest solar technology to illuminate the subterranean space, filtering the sun via a collector at street level. (Photo by Danny Fuchs/AP Photo/The Lowline)

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This undated artist’s rendering provided by The Lowline shows a deep underground park that could be created in a 116-year-old abandoned trolley terminal below the Lower East Side. For this project-in-the-works, the latest solar technology will illuminate the subterranean space, filtering the sun via a collector at street level. (AP Photo/The Lowline)

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In this September 23, 2014 file photo, James Rylands, Auctioneer and Director of Summers Place Auctions, prepares the skeleton of an Ice Age woolly mammoth in London. The 5.5-meter-long skeleton made up of more than 150 bones lay in pieces for decades but was reassembled for display at an auction house in Billingshurst, southern England. Complete with curved tusks, it is thought to be from a male of the now extinct species, which may have weighed up to 6 tons in its lifetime, up to 50,000 years ago. A Summers Place spokesman said the fur-covered mammoth would have roamed the steppe stretching across Northern Eurasia and North America. The species has been extinct for around 10,000 years. The skeleton has been bought by a private buyer for 189,000 pounds ($300,000, €239.000) at an auction in London on Wednesday November 26, 2014. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/AP Photo/PA Wire)

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A person points on November 27, 2014 to a 23,000 year-old chalk statue of a woman, which was found in July outside the northern French city of Amiens. Called the “Venus of Renancourt”, the statue was found at the paleolithic site of Renancourt, west of Amiens. About 12 centimeters (4.7 inches) high, it shows a woman with big breasts and buttocks. The head and arms are less detailed. Around 100 such figures have been found in Europe, mostly in Russia and central Europe, including around 15 in France, most of them discovered in the southwest. (Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP Photo)

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A Pakistani farmer guides his bulls as he competes in a traditional bull race in the northern Rawat village, 40 kilometers north of Pakistani capital city Islamabad on November 25, 2014. Around 200 bulls participated in the traditional race organized on a 400-meters length field where the farmers competed to be the fastest racer to reach the finish line in order to win the monetary award. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Getty Images/Anadolu Agency)

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Palestinian artist Amna Al-Salmi tries to paint a scene at the Gaza seaport during a windy day in Gaza City on November 24, 2014. UN peace envoy Robert Serry announced in early November that the temporary reconstruction mechanism for the war-torn Palestinian territory had begun operations, under the auspices of the newly formed Palestinian unity government, noting the urgency in providing cement and other materials to tens of thousands of damaged homes in Gaza ahead of winter. (Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP Photo)

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A couple walk along the Enchanted Christmas illuminated trail at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, UK on November 26, 2014, which opens officially on Friday November 28th. Visitors to the attraction will find a host of sound and light exhibits to interact with, including a tree that will illuminate in response to someone singing to it, a bike powered display, mirrorballs and smoke effects. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

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People walk along the Enchanted Christmas illuminated trail at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, which opens officially on Friday November 28th. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

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In this November 22, 2014 photo, Dr. Joe Wallace, right, uses a pressure washer to cut years of algae growth off the Eye Spy statues at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Fla. The newly formed Silver Springs professional dive team made its first dive to clean the bottom of the park’s glass-bottom boats and pressure wash years of algae from iconic statues left behind from a production of the television series “I Spy” during the 1960s. (Photo by Alan Youngblood/AP Photo/The Ocala Star-Banner)

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