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Barack Obama chats with Alicia Keys after speaking at a World Aids Day event at George Washington University in Washington DC Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Week in music: 2011 Homebake Music Festival
Nick Cave of Grinderman performs during the Homebake festival in Sydney Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
Week in music: Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg plays an impromptu gig at the Occupy Bristol protest camp Photograph: SWNS.com
Week in music: Brazilian woman
A Brazilian woman sings while playing her guitar in the historic centre of Salvador, north-east Brazil, during Dia do Samba. The date commemorates samba composer Ary Barroso, who visited Salvador for the first time on 2 December in 1938 Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images
Week in music: Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Pixie Lott and Leona Lewis during a visit to support the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood, Essex Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA
Week in music: The Rocksound Riot Tour 2011 At Concorde2 In Brighton
Spencer Pollard, from the Californian band Trash Talk, at the Concorde2 in Brighton Photograph: Michael Burnell/Redferns
Week in music: Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace
Bryan Ferry receives his Commander of the British Empire (CBE) medal from the Queen at Buckingham Palace Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA
Week in music: GERMA
Saxophonist Colin Stetson performs at the 33rd Trans Musicales in Rennes, France Photograph: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images
Week in music: Passion for Fashion auction - London
The dress worn by Amy Winehouse on the cover of her Back to Black album has sold for more than £40,000 at auction Photograph: Yui Mok/PA
Week in music: KISS
Paul Stanley of KISS signs a fan's leg at an event for the Archie Meets KISS Part 1 comic book in Los Angeles Photograph: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
Week in music: Senegalese singer and UNICEF Goodwill Am
Senegalese singer and Unicef goodwill ambassador Youssou N'Dour visits a food distribution centre at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/AFP/Getty Images
Week in music: Pianist James Rhodes Performs At Queen Elizabeth Hall In London
Pianist James Rhodes performs Beethoven, Chopin and Bach on a Steinway grand piano at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London's Southbank Centre. Rhodes is the first classical pianist to be signed by the rock-driven label Warner Bros
Photograph: Amy T Zielinski/Getty Images
Photograph: Amy T. Zielinski/Getty Images
Week in music: Singer Charlotte Church speaking at the Leveson Inquiry
Charlotte Church speaking at the Leveson inquiry. The singer claims she was offered £100,000 or 'favourable coverage' in News International titles if she sang at Rupert Murdoch's wedding to Wendi Deng Photograph: Reuters
Week in music: Super Junior
South Korean pop group Super Junior pose on the red carpet after their arrival at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Singapore Photograph: Terence Tan/AP
Week in music: The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! - Inside
Lady Gaga attends the Grammy nominations concert in Los Angeles Photograph: Lester Cohen/WireImage
Week in music: The Saturdays - All Fired Up! Live Tour - Dress Rehearsal
The Saturdays rehearse before the first night of their All Fired Up! tour at the Bournemouth International Centre Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images
Week in music: Yo Gabba Gabba Live! - Los Angeles, CA
A shot of the audience at Yo Gabba Gabba Live! in Los Angeles (Yo Gabba Gabba is an American children's television show) Photograph: Jerod Harris/WireImage
Week in music: The Heptones Posed
The Heptones, featuring Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn. Barry Llewellyn, who has died of pneumonia aged 63, was a longstanding member of the band, one of Jamaica's best-loved harmony groups. The Heptones had a series of influential hits during the 1960s and 70s, and although Llewellyn was chiefly employed as a harmony singer, he also co-wrote and sang lead on some landmark recordings, both for the group and as a solo artist

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Photograph: GAB Archive/Redferns
Week in music: Czech Poet, Dissident And Musician Ivan Martin Jirous Dies At 67
Czech poet and artistic director of the dissident band the Plastic People of the Universe Ivan Jirous, who has died aged 67

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Photograph: isifa/Getty Images

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