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Photographer Martin Klimas’ breaking porcelain figurines.

From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn’t what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that replaces the static pose. In contrast to the inertness of the intact kitsch figurines Klimas started out with, the photographs of their destruction possess a powerfully narrative character.” (martin-klimas.de)

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A gang of Farmville fans in Romania who conned their way to more than £400,000 in subsidies for fake farms is suing the government after payments were stopped.

Inspired by the online game, the eight men claimed to have 1,860 cows and received about £100 per animal over three years.

The group say they weren’t told the farms had to be real when they applied and are taking their case to court.