Offbeat Pictures of The Week - January 17

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Artist from Studio de Cirque' Company performs in the sky during... News PhotoAerobatics,Aix-en-Provence,Artist,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Bouches-du-Rhone,Celebration,Circus,City,Event,France,Holiday - Event,Launch Event,Marseille,Night,Opening Event,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPArtist from Studio de Cirque' Company performs in the sky during 'Place des Anges' at the Cours d'Estienn d'Orves in Marseille on January 12, 2012 in Marseille, one of the events marking the launching of festivities for the Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture. The event marks the start of a year, leading to a cultural renaissance in France's second-largest metropolitan area.AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)