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Vivid Festival in Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Opera House and other buildings in Australia’s largest city get a dose color and light during the Vivid Sydney Festival, which includes music, film, theatre and visual arts.

A light art work illuminates the Sydney Opera House at the start of the Vivid Sydney Festival on May 27, 2010 in Australia. The opera house and various historical buildings along Macquarie Street will be theatrically lit up each night of the festival that runs until June 20.

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St Mary's Cathedral is lit with a kaleidoscope of color on May 27 as part of the Vivid Sydney Fesitival -- the largest light and music festival in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Street performers sit in front of the Sydney Opera House as it is lit up on the opening night of the Vivid Sydney Festival of light, music and ideas on May 27.

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Light art work illuminates the sails of Australia's Sydney Opera House at the start of the Vivid Sydney Festival on May 27. During the festival, city buildings are illuminated by breathtaking projections and moving light images.

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Performers at the opening night of the Vivid Sydney Festival on May 27.

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The moon rises over the Conservatorium of Music as it is lit with a light display on May 27 for Vivid Sydney.

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A pair of street performers appear to be wearing aquariums on their heads during the launch of the Vivid Sydney fest on May 27.

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A couple is seen by the illuminated sails of the Sydney Opera House during the Vivid Sydney Festival on May 27. The illumination of Sydney's iconic landmark is the centrepiece of the two-week festival, which is curated by Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson.

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One of the many light displays on the Sydney Opera House sails included this one, which was lit by U.S. artist Laurie Anderson as part of the Vivid Sydney fest. The annual festival includes music, film, theatre and visual arts.

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The State Library of New South Wales gets a splash of color in "Macquarie Visions," held along Sydney's iconic Macquarie Street as part of Vivid Sydney on May 27.

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A ferry idles past as the Sydney Opera House sails are illuminated by artist Laurie Anderson for the opening of VIVID Live across Sydney at the start of Vivid Sydney on May 27.

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