Snapshots from around the world, showcasing various forms of art and craftsmanship - from Las Vegas, Nevada to Taipei, Taiwan. -Photos by agencies
Artists Ray Villafane (L) and Andy Bergholtz pose during a pumpkin carving exhibition in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pumpkins will be displayed at Heidi Klum's Halloween party and other Halloween events at the TAO and LAVO nightclubs in Las Vegas.
People look at the illuminated Bolshoi Theatre on the eve of its reopening in central Moscow.
Russia's Bolshoi Theater reopens on Friday with a star-studded gala performance after a more than six-year, $700-million restoration dogged by delays and financial scandal to reclaim its place as one of the world's cultural jewels.
A visitor stands at an instillation entitled ?Forever Bicycles? by the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei at the ?Ai Weiwei is Absent? exhibition in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.
A visitor looks at an instillation entitled ?Forever Bicycles? by the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.
An instillation entitled ?Grapes? by the artist Ai Weiwei.
Visitors look at Chinese artist He Xiangyu's work ?The Death of Marat? featuring compatriot Ai Weiwei lying dead exhibited at the Balmoral Artists residence in Bad Ems, western Germany. A local resident filed charges to public prosecution for disturbing the peace of the dead, as he presumes that the work is made of plastinated human skin.
A Vodka-bottle-shaped coffin made by African craftsman Eric Agetei Anang. Russian consumers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their tastes - and coffins are no exception.
-- A fish-shapped coffin made by Ghanaian born craftsman Eric Agetei Anang is displayed at 10th annual Necropolis exhibition in Moscow.