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Wednesday 17 September 2014

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A cast member prepares backstage during a dress rehearsal for Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" at the foot of Masada. A spectacular performance of La Traviata is the focus of the 2014 Masada Opera Festival at the arena on the shores of the Dead Sea. Built by King Herod as a winter palace between 37-31 BC, Masada is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has been a source of archaeological fascination. The ambitious opera festival is being held there for the fourth time in five years. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
A cast member prepares backstage during a dress rehearsal for Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" at the foot of Masada. A spectacular performance of La Traviata is the focus of the 2014 Masada Opera Festival at the arena on the shores of the Dead Sea. Built by King Herod as a winter palace between 37-31 BC, Masada is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has been a source of archaeological fascination. The ambitious opera festival is being held there for the fourth time in five years. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
The artwork "20.000 Gun Shells" by Matias Faldbakken is displayed in the Unlimited section of Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. Art Basel one of the most prestigious art fairs in the world, which runs until the 22nd of June 2014 will showcase the work of more than 4,000 artists selected by 300 leading galleries.  Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images
The artwork "20.000 Gun Shells" by Matias Faldbakken is displayed in the Unlimited section of Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. Art Basel one of the most prestigious art fairs in the world, which runs until the 22nd of June 2014 will showcase the work of more than 4,000 artists selected by 300 leading galleries. Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images
Floral tributes overlook Saddleworth Moor where the body of missing Keith Bennett may be buried on June 16, 2014 in Saddleworth, United Kingdom.  Fifty years ago Keith Bennet was snatched by moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley on June 16, 1964 and they have never disclosed the location of his burial. Brady and Hindley were jailed for life in 1966 for the murders of Leslie Ann Downey, ten, John Kilbride, 12, and Edward Evans, 17. In 1987 they confessed to also killing Keith Bennett and Pauline Reade, 16.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Floral tributes overlook Saddleworth Moor where the body of missing Keith Bennett may be buried on June 16, 2014 in Saddleworth, United Kingdom. Fifty years ago Keith Bennet was snatched by moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley on June 16, 1964 and they have never disclosed the location of his burial. Brady and Hindley were jailed for life in 1966 for the murders of Leslie Ann Downey, ten, John Kilbride, 12, and Edward Evans, 17. In 1987 they confessed to also killing Keith Bennett and Pauline Reade, 16. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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